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Whither Initiative?

Mar 21, 2008, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Mark)

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"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):

  1. "an introductory act or step; leading action: to take the initiative in making friends.
  2. "readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise: to lack initiative..."

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