Comment on "Nine Attitude Problems in Free and Open Source Software"

Noah Slater nslater at
Fri Oct 24 12:22:33 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 08:49:12AM +0000, Max Moritz Sievers wrote:
> The FSF is against Open Source. If your statement means that you work on a
> project which others name an Open Source project, that would be okay. But
> then still you wouldn't support Open Source (the ideology).

This is simply untrue. The FSF is concerned that the spread of Open Source is
missing the point of freedom, and does its best to spread that message.

In essence, Open Source is a development method, not a set of ideals. It is
perfectly possible to value both the Open Source development method and the Free
Software political method.

Noah Slater,

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