Monday, July 09, 2007

More on the term 'open source'

I'm linking here to a post on Biella Coleman's blog which features a nice discussion on the lingering spat between the OSI and some CRM vendors who would like to use the term 'open source' to describe their products. Check it out. It features these lines:
The Free Software Definition is well defined; but it must be emphasized, narrowly so. It does not try to do everything and have everyone pledge allegiance to an inordinately complex set of commitments. Clarity, narrowness, and well-defined goals –> these three attributes have powered it far and wide and I hope it remains so.
I agree; and these thoughts resonate with I had noted earlier on this topic.


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