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Re: Future of the `Open Source' trademark

On Tuesday 24 November 1998, at 20 h 22, the keyboard of spi@spi-inc.org 
(Software in the Public Interest) wrote:

> Broadly speaking, we can see four options:
> We would be grateful if members of the free software development
> community would let us know their thoughts on the matters we've raised

It seems there is a forgotten option: drop it. The whole idea of the "Open Source" label (that it is better to avoid the word "free" in order to please the suits) is wrong, in my opinion. As a simple Debian developer (a small one, with a small participation to the project), I have no interest in this trade mark (unlike the Debian one!) and I humbly suggest to SPI to work on its other projects instead.


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