The OSI certification mark and Free Software

Alexandre Dulaunoy alex at
Tue Jul 9 08:15:05 UTC 2002

The "Open Source Initiative" uses now a certification mark for a software
applying to one license from the OSI list of license (to the GNU GPL to
some other licence not so free).

What do you think of that ? This type of initiative can create also a
confusion and an extension of the use of the "Open Source" term for Free

Why not to create a Freedom certification mark ? for Software released
under a "copyleft" type license ?

This could be an extension to the "Why we speak about Free Software"
initiave ?

just my .2 eurocents,


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