Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Aug 2007 20:13 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The OSI License-Discuss mailing list has been ablaze for the past few days since Microsoft submitted its Permissive License to the OSI for official open source license approval. Jon Rosenberg, source program director for Microsoft, posted, "Microsoft believes that this license provides unique value to the open source community by delivering simplicity, brevity, and permissive terms combined with intellectual property protection."
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RE: To be honest...
by ma_d on Sat 18th Aug 2007 21:48 UTC in reply to "To be honest..."
ma_d
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2005-06-29

I really don't see an objective issue with refusing to listen to an almost (I'm being nice) criminal company from the perspective of OSS.

Chris is trying to choose the only winning move: "Not to play." Microsoft is playing games and I believe OSI is small enough, young enough, and run by smart enough people to breaks its own rules and not play this hand.

Objectivity and unbiased opinions are for people who can't learn and abstract, not to mention impossible goals.

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