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LWN: Interview: OSI's New President

Feb 10, 2005, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])

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"In many ways, the OSI appears to have fallen from view. Until this news hit, the most recent item listed on the front page was dated October, 2001. The OSI gets called upon to put its stamp on a license occasionally; what else does the OSI do now? Is it relevant to the free software development process, and how?

"When were we ever relevant to the free software development process? We've always been an education/advocacy group. If you're already convinced that open source is a good thing, what more would we say to you? Really, the only time somebody inside the open source community needs to be concerned with us is when they talk to someone outside the community. If that person needs to be whupped around a little, send 'em to us and we'll give 'em what for..."

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