[Fsfe-ie] stuff from the past week

Jimmy O'Regan jimregan at o2.ie
Sun Oct 26 23:52:30 CET 2003

Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:

>OSI approve dodgy licenses like the APSL-1.2 and the RPSL.  I can't
>defend these and I'd ask people not to use them.  The man at the helm
>of OSI endorses non-OSS projects, defends companies that turn
>proprietary, and doesn't release all of his own work under OSS
>licenses.  I'm not going to put my spare time into promoting OSS when
>it's leader isn't strongly committed to doing the same.  There is no
>longer a One True Meaning of OSS.  (we'd be herding cats again.)
And the FSF approve dodgy licenses like the APSL-2 and the Affero GPL, 
and release manuals with unremovable, invariant political essays and 
expect that people still consider the manual as a whole to be free. 
There is no longer One True Meaning of Free either.

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