Objective of IFSO Re: [Fsfe-ie] stuff from the past week [adelaney at cs.may.ie]

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Thu Oct 30 11:33:09 CET 2003

   From: "Georg C. F. Greve" <greve at fsfeurope.org>
    || jm at jmason.org (Justin Mason) wrote:=20

    jm> I fully support the FSF and free software -- but I (personally)
    jm> write "open source" software most of the time.

   I am not sure I understand that statement.

   Since the list of "Open Source" licenses approved by the OSI is
   identical to the list of Free Software licenses approved by the FSF,
   one who publishes something as one, always automatically also
   publishes it as the other.

?? the OSI list and the FSF list are different.
All Free Software is OpenSource, but not vice versa.

OpenSource is Free Software plus some semi-Free Software.

OSI list 47 approved licenses:

The RealNetworks Public Source License (RPSL) is one OpenSource license
that FSF rejected.  APSL-1.2 is another.

Debians criteria is virtually identical to the OSI criteria, but
Debian also rejected the RPSL and the APSL-1.2.  The Debian legal folk
are more strict about sticking to the rules.

Jmason: I'm only aware of your spamassassin work.  This is Free
Software, so I'm guessing you meant that your software is Free
Software and is OpenSource, but you call it OpenSource?

Ciaran O'Riordan - http://www.compsoc.com/~coriordan/

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