"There has been significant conversation around the OSI of late,
spurred by Bruce Perens campaign to become a board member. Having
had a long history myself in Free and Open Source Software, the
recent activity bears reflection and begs the question 'What is the
purpose of the Open Source Initiative?' Let's take a look at the
definition of Initiative (noun):
"an introductory act or step; leading action: to take the
initiative in making friends.
"readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise: to
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