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Postby Calum » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:34 am

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Postby Void Main » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:50 am

Hmmm, I read the article and at best I don't understand it. To me it seems as if it's poorly written and the author doesn't understand the difference between "open source" and "free software" which of course as you know there is a HUGE difference and it also seems that they are trying to equate OSI with "GNU which again there is a HUGE difference. I really don't understand what the issue is that they are trying to make in the article. I could understand an issue if they had used "Free Software" in place of "Open Source" and GNU in place of OSI but you can't do that because that appears to not be the issue. Maybe they interviewed people who "thought" they knew the difference between open source and Free software but it would appear the people they refer to think they are the same thing. They are not. Heck BSD is "open source" and you can do whatever you want with it. There are many similar . They even appear to slam them for including MySQL. I don't know of a single distribution of anything that doesn't include MySQL. I guess I am just confused as to what the actual beef is. The article looks like just a bunch of random, disconnected, and uninformed thoughts to me but maybe I need to read it a second time.

It's not like I am trying to defend Red Hat because they do a lot of things that I think push the line. They also do give a LOT back but that doesn't excuse them from certain responsibilities and ethics when handling other peoples software.

EDIT: Nope, I've read it a second time and I still have no clue as to what the issue is.
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