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Re: Free v's Open Source software

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 01:39:52PM -0700, Eric Richardson wrote:
> Which ones? This seems to be a slippery slope. All OSI should be 
> eligible otherwise perhaps the OSI definition is wrong. Isn't it good 
> enough to say that OSI, Free and 'list here' are fine?

I don't clearly recall, but I think OSI approved at least one version of
the APSL that Debian did not.

> What about the bios and hardware etc. as they aren't free? Things are 
> gray, not black and white. The intent of a statement should be fine 
> unless some legal determination is made that restricts the community 
> that wants to follow the law.

This doesn't really have anything to do with the differences between OSI
and Debian.

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