Subject: Re: An explanation of the difficulty of solving licenseproliferation in one sentence
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 12:22:36 -0800

Quoting Ian Lance Taylor (

> ...denial of OSI certification is the biggest stick that OSI has....

I would say it's widespread community shunning of, and persistent bad
press for, projects that deceptively profess to be open source 
without being substantively OSD-compliant and issued in an open 
source manner (e.g., w.r.t. patent encumbrances).  OSI's institutional 
powers are small, but that rather misses the point of how its 
influence works.