Simple question about CC license
zotz at 100jamz.com
Wed Feb 2 23:45:29 EST 2005
On Wednesday 02 February 2005 05:48 pm, J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote:
> drew Roberts wrote:
> > I remember when the idea for using the term Open Source was first
> > bandied about publically. Seems to me one of the thoughts put forward
> > was that Open Source was in effect just a marketing ploy for Free
> > Software aimed at getting it adopted for other reasons by those put
> > off by the talk of freedom.
> That is exactly how the OSI advertises their activity today -- they say
> "The Open Source Initiative is a marketing program for free software."
> in their FAQ.
> But the OSI gives their imprimatur to some licenses that the Free
> Software Foundation (the older organization that defines "free software"
> and decides which licenses are free software licenses) doesn't. So, the
> OSI is not merely marketing free software. The OSI is pursuing a
> different philosophy which has some practical differences with software
I have no reason to argue this. I am concerned with Free Software. The GPL is
my preferred license. That's how I like to operate. I don't particularly like
the term "Open Source" and I tend not to use it except when I slip up.
all the best,
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