Subject: Re: DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 00:41:33 -0800

Quoting Raj Mathur (

> Maybe I should have written ``the term FOSS...'' does that make it 
> clearer?  That sentence was in response to Rick Moen's concern that the 
> term FOSS is a compromise.

In fairness, I certainly should have acknowledged that Raj's point was
well taken that the intention can be fairly seen as inclusion, and not
merely as compromise.   So, I'll belatedly do so, and apologise for not
having done so earlier.

My far more salient point about marketing failure remains.