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Re: open source or free software?

Daniel Pocock <daniel <at> pocock.pro> writes:

> Literally, "open source" implies you can see the source.  I personally

The correct term for *that* is “shared source”, though.

“Open Source” means that it’s got an OSD-conformant licence
plus that you actually get the source code under that licence.

“OSI certified Open Source Software™” means the same plus
that the licence is not just OSD-conformant but that that
fact has been decided on by the relevant OSI board, and
is a trademark, which just “Open Source” isn’t, as it’s
too generic for becoming a trademark.

In the Debian context, “DFSG-free” is the relevant term to use.


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