Subject: Re: OpenSources "opensourced"
From: John Gilmore <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 11:54:10 -0700

> A key part of the success of Open Source depends on the
> easy dissemination of information over the Internet, so making it
> possible for people to freely redistribute these essays will help to
> spread the good word.  Still, unlike computer source code, you don't
> want people changing the primary source material, so the license allows
> redistribution only without modification."

Open Source has nothing to do with making frozen and unmodifiable
images available over the Internet.

There sure are a lot of people trying to claim they are "Open Source"
while reserving all sorts of important rights to themselves alone.