Subject: Re: "open source" -- new term for libre software
From: "Eric S. Raymond" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 19:42:12 -0500

Adam J. Richter <>:
> 	I guarantee you that the term "open source" will be co-opted.

There's a way to address this.  Bruce is going to trademark it and 
attach it to the Debian Open Source guidelines (formerly the Debian
Free Software Guidelines).

I spoke with RMS earlier today and this satisfies him.  I hope it's
good enough for you.
		<a href="Eric">">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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