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Software Freedom: More Than Copyright

Mar 19, 2008, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

"I've been thinking about the posting for a week or so now and I've tried to respond thoughtfully. Here is the response I sent to Michael (still awaiting moderation):

"Thank-you, Michael--it's not often I see a posting like this. Actually, when we spoke about this at OSCON I found I agreed with many of your arguments, even if that doesn't show in the on-list discussion. The problem is that standards are orthogonal to open source, and attempting to define them in a way that promotes and protects software freedom may be impossible..."

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