Subject: Re: when is an open source license open source?
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:06:05 -0700

Quoting Michael Tiemann (

> Today I read a blog posting from Dana Blankenhorn 
> ( that has compelled me to 
> respond.  I may well be preaching to the choir on this list, but the 
> blog posting I wrote in response ( is a 
> request for the choir to now sing as one.  If I am asking you to do 
> something you do not agree with, I'm sure you'll let me know.  If you do 
> agree, now is the time to be heard.  Thanks!

Michael, I brought this post immediately to the attention of _Linux
Gazette_ editor Ben Okopnik and the magazine's staff, and I believe he's
contacted you to offer material support.  We (the magazine) will
certainly be doing additional coverage of the surrounding topic, and OSI's
position will be highlighted.  (I should hasten to add that I'm
sympathetic to the problems inherent in trying to do commerce with open
source in the ASP field.)

I believe _The Register_ will also soon have some coverage.

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