This isn't "Open Source"
Feb 27, 2009, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Mr Steel writes:
"I don't like the term "Open Source". It's misleading; what many
people mean is "anything but Microsoft"; few businesses actually
use open source directly -- they buy software derived from open
source that has been commercially packaged and sold with support,
which, in practice, is little different to licensed software.
"Well, no: there's nothing misleading in the term. It's tightly
defined by the rigorous and well-understood Open Source Definition,
which has nothing whatsoever to do with "anything but Microsoft";
indeed, Microsoft actually has some OSD-approved licences -- the
Microsoft Public License and Microsoft Reciprocal License: so does
this mean that Microsoft is pushing "anything but Microsoft"