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Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Open source: Licenses Free software: software?
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This was not my understanding. Comments appreciated.
The Open Source Definition applies to software licenses. "Free
Software" applies to software. In one particular instance, I can think
of free software which doesn't qualify as an OSD license simply because
it's not a license: public domain.
Mapping OSD certified licenses to software, you come up with a class of
OSD-goverened software. It is this set which is largely similar, though
disctinct from, the set of software defined by RMS's free software
Karsten M. Self
on news:gnu.misc.discuss 2000