Subject: Re: Microsoft claiming "shared source" is approved by OSI
From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms@1407.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:36:08 +0100

That's Portuguese, not castellan. :)

On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 08:32:45AM -0700, Danese Cooper wrote:
> Rui,
> 
> I don't read Spanish perfectly, but what I see here is a bad title.   
> The content of the original short post appears to be factually  
> correct, except for the title (which conflates the Ms-PL and Ms-RL  
> with "Shared Source").
> 
> This is the kind of mistake that MSFT now has an opportunity to fix  
> by precisely delineating the difference between their Shared Source  
> and Open Source practices.  We had a similar time of transition when  
> I worked at Sun, where for many years OpenOffice.org and other  
> legitimately Open Source licensed projects had to endlessly explain  
> that Java was (until June 2007) still licensed under SCSL (the Sun  
> version of Shared Source).
> 
> I'll copy Bill Hilf on this email so he can comment.
> 
> Danese
> 
> On Oct 18, 2007, at 5:45 AM, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> 
> >Dear Chris,
> >
> >http://blogs.technet.com/openchoice/archive/2007/10/17/shared- 
> >source-aprovado-pela-open-source-initiative.aspx
> >
> >The real motivation for the two "open source" licenses Microsoft  
> >got through OSI has just came up.
> >
> >As many feared, they are trying to further dillute the "open  
> >source" term by now claiming "shared source" to have been approved  
> >by OSI.
> >
> >I hope you can take this to license-discuss@opensource.org as I  
> >don't subscribe it.
> >
> >Best,
> >Rui
> >
> >-- 
> >Fnord.
> >Today is Sweetmorn, the 72nd day of Bureaucracy in the YOLD 3173
> >+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
> >+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
> >| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
> >+ So let's do it...?

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Today is Sweetmorn, the 72nd day of Bureaucracy in the YOLD 3173
+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?