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Once More Unto the Breach: Debating Open Source Software Definitions

Mar 08, 2007, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)

[ Thanks to AlexGr for this link. ]

"It all started when a terrible article ('Ten Leading Open Source Innovators') prompted Nat Torkington to ask 'Is 'Open Source' Now Completely Meaningless?' (The article also provoked Chris DiBona's ire). Enterprise Open Source Magazine jumped into the fray with an odd article grabbing sound bites from various people and going under the sensational headline 'How Open Is 'Open'? – Industry Luminaries Join the Debate.' Michael Tiemann chimed in with an articulate response, Nat finished up a roll-up post, and it even provoked r0ml to blog again--always a good thing.

"Allison Randall chimed in her contribution discussing EnterpriseDB. This provoked Matt Asay to fire back (fresh from Alfresco's fine second relicensing move to the GPL).

So what's all the fuss about...?"

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