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Re: Drop DFSG in favour of OSD?

On Fri, 22 May 1998, David Frey wrote:

> On Fri, May 22, 1998 at 11:55:49AM -0700, Jim Pick wrote:
> >Wouldn't it make more sense if we no longer refer to our licensing
> >guidelines as the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG), and instead
> >choose to call them the "Open Source Definition" (OSD)?
> No. 'Open <Anything>' has IMO a bad connotation; it sounds like
> something proprietary trying to hide behind marketing and/or like 
> a pile of bureaucratism.
I agree completely. I will continue to use the DFSG as my guidelines for
the care and feeding of Free Software. "Open" is not the solution to the
percieved "failure" of Free Software. Whether you call it Open Source or
Open <anything> (sounds like a Rotel Can Opener ;-) it is a "whitewash" to
make the "product" look more acceptable. I, for one, don't want to go


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