In our earlier article, "Facts and Friction on Open Source and Free Software" we have explained where "Open Source" is coming from and what is its relation to Free Software and the Free Software Foundation that represents it. One of the points made was that the term Open Source deliberately de-emphasized a certain aspect of what defines Free Software as originally specified by the FSF in order to make Free Software, albeit under the new term, better appeal to the business world.

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I agree that OSI is becoming more

I agree that OSI is becoming more similar to FSF in their strict focus on the OSD and the rights it entails. However, I still think they serve a purpose. Some people simply can't understand the concept of software freedom, but can understand "open source licensing" enough to make their product free and open source software. That does benefit the free software computer.

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