Subject: Re: Can OSI specify that public domain is open source?
From: Chad Perrin <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 15:57:50 -0600
Wed, 7 Sep 2011 15:57:50 -0600
On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 05:54:05PM -0400, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Chad Perrin <> writes:
> >> So, the correct answer to 'Why doesn't OSI certify SQLite as open
> >> source?' is 'OSI doesn't certify  any  software as open source.'
> >
> >I think perhaps what Karl intended to convey is disappointment in the
> >idea that the OSI doesn't certify the copyright status of SQLite as
> >compliant with the maning of "open source".
> Well, I definitely buy Rick's point that we don't certify software, we
> only certify licenses -- that seems like a wise principle to follow.

Sure -- though the conditions of the public domain (when and where they
apply) also seem to beg for some kind of recognition (thus my
interpretation of what you said above).

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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