Several months ago we wrote very extensively about Microsoft’s motives in joining the OSI. By following the links, you can locate old posts that obviate the need to repeat old arguments. Bruce Perens, as you are probably aware, is one of the louder and best-known protesters against the Microsoft/Novell deal. He continues to focus on this issue, which he has not forgotten. He wants to keep Microsoft out of the OSI’s board as well, possibly preventing an effect akin to that of companies like Novell inside the Linux Foundation.

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Created by komrad 11 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 29 weeks ago
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11 years 29 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago


Why “Free Software” is better than “Open Source”

Please, do not confuse the OSI's problems (Yes, I agree. It's worrying) with the Richard Stallman's vision and the Free Software movement ;) -

NB- "Free Software movement and the Open Source movement are today separate movements...": http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-for-freedom.html

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11 years 29 weeks 1 day 34 min ago


Microsoft can have the OSI, as far as I'm concerned.

Microsoft can buy out the "Open Source" definition and brand by buying control of the OSI.

I don't care. I'm a Free Software guy and I have no worries about RMS selling out. Long may he hack.

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