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Rick Moen [rick at linuxmafia.com]
This is just out: OSI President Tiemann has made a ringing statement that badgeware licensing is absolutely not open source, and has called upon the community to support him. We of course should do so, unequivocably.
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Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 20:46:56 -0400 From: Michael Tiemann <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: when is an open source license open source?Today I read a blog posting from Dana Blankenhorn (http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1123) that has compelled me to respond. I may well be preaching to the choir on this list, but the blog posting I wrote in response (http://opensource.org/node/163) is a request for the choir to now sing as one. If I am asking you to do something you do not agree with, I'm sure you'll let me know. If you do agree, now is the time to be heard. Thanks!
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Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]
On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 06:18:16PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> > This is just out: OSI President Tiemann has made a ringing statement > that badgeware licensing is absolutely not open source, and has called > upon the community to support him. We of course should do so, > unequivocably.
I've just emailed him to request permission to republish that piece in LG. (I realize that it's released under the CCL, but consider it polite to ask anyway.) If there's anything else that can be done to help, I'm all for it.
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