[linux-elitists] Re: OSI and non-OSD tools

Aaron T Porter atporter@primate.net
Wed Mar 20 01:16:37 PST 2002


On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 02:26:24AM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
 
> Dan's software is close enough to being compliant with the OSD that
> its use by OSI doesn't bother me.
> 
>  > While I understand that the software selection may well be an
>  > unintentional result of opensource.org's hosting on hyperreal, it seems
>  > an odd decision for a group "dedicated to managing and promoting the Open
>  > Source Definition for the good of the community".
> 
> I'm sure that I have no use for "political correctness".  You would
> certainly have a good point if the list or website were hosted on
> proprietary software.
> 
>  > 	Are there any plans at this time to migrate to an OSD compliant
>  > MTA and/or list manager?
> 
> None.  Dan's software is in a class of its own, and poses no threat to 
> the OSD.

	So which clauses of the OSD can be ignored and still be "close
enough" not to cause concern?



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