Subject: Re: Do We Need a New Evangelist
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: 1 Apr 1999 19:27:48 -0000

Kragen Sitaker writes:
 > Russ Nelson writes:
 > > Well, that's why we have a trademark on Open Source(tm).  We intend to
 > > limit use of it to those projects which we expect to be successful --
 > > that is, those for which programmer freedom is an important and
 > > necessary characteristic.
 > 
 > Are these two categories synonymous?  Does programmer freedom being
 > important and necessary [to the licensor, I assume you mean] ensure
 > that the project will be successful?  I don't think so.  Witness all
 > the word-processor projects and web-browser projects.

Necessary.  Not sufficient.

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