Subject: Re: The Toll Roads of Open Source
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 23 Jan 2001 09:34:53 -0800

Angelo Schneider <> writes:

> The term O-P-E-N S-O-U-R-C-E was long n use before the OSI made a
> public, and now widly accepted definition of it.

No, it wasn't.

That was the whole point behind choosing the term ``open source.''  It
didn't carry any existing freight.  See, e.g.,