Subject: Re: OpenSources "opensourced"
From: "Karsten M. Self" <>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 20:23:17 -0700

Salon now reports O'Reilly has admitted its goof, and now describes the
work as "freely available".  Story: 

FWIW, one of Bruce Peren's comments on leaving OSI was conflicts with
ORA WRT the OSS certification mark (I'd throw in a few more TLAs, but
none come to mind...).

John Gilmore wrote:
> > 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.
>         John

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