Subject: Re: Can OSI specify that public domain is open source?
From: Chad Perrin <perrin@apotheon.com>
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 <perrin@apotheon.com> 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: http://owl.apotheon.org ]


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