Subject: Re: Fwd: OSI approves CPAL at OSCON 2007
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:42:26 -0700

Quoting Rodent of Unusual Size (Ken.Coar@Golux.Com):

> Licence intercompatibility is not a requirement of approval.  OSD
> compliance is.  By your remark above, the Apache licence shouldn't
> have been approved because rms said it wasn't compatible with GPL (V2).
> So the Apache licence wasn't open-source?

Excellent point.  Although patents (the real kind, that exist outside
Ballmer press releases), if valid, relevant, and not freely licensed, 
can prevent encumbered code from being open source, the relevance of
Microsoft Corporation's rattling of possible non-existent sabres against
copyleft has no obvious relevance to the OSD merits of its licences that
spokesmen claim will soon be submitted for OSI scrutiny.

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Rick Moen                                             -- Thomas Sowell