Fwd: Free Software / Open source concepts

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 18:32:48 UTC 2008

to list as well.

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From: David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>
Date: 16 Feb 2008 18:32
Subject: Re: Free Software / Open source concepts
To: simo.sorce at xsec.it

On 16/02/2008, simo <simo.sorce at xsec.it> wrote:

> Both "camps" use basically the same set of licenses, and 99.99% of the
> software that is defined Open Source is also Free Software.

In fact, I was most amused to find out (confirmed by Danese Cooper of
OSI) that the Netscape Public Licence, the fruit of the first big push
for "Open Source", is an FSF free software licence but not an OSI open
source licence ;-) (because it gives special privileges to Netscape.
Though AOL then used their special powers to relicence all NPL code as
MPL, so Mozilla stuff is now open source as well. Phew!)

- d.

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