[linux-elitists] [liberationtech] Silent Phone source code available on GitHub

Tony Godshall togo at of.net
Fri Oct 4 12:12:46 PDT 2013


Yes, it's essentially the DSFG, generalized to apply beyond Debian in
the form of the Open Source Initiative, i.e. ESR and Bruce Perens

Why would it not "still be a thing"?

I mean these are the guys who popularized the term with regards to
software as opposed to just commodity purchasing.  In particular,
"open source" with regards to software, is commerce-friendly, while
it's not clear that "free software" is, and the FSF is often seen as
commerce-hostile.  But even the GPL has an explicit no further
restrictions not even commercial restrictions clause, right?

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Don Marti <dmarti at zgp.org> wrote:
> begin Tony Godshall quotation of Fri, Oct 04, 2013 at 10:13:45AM -0700:
>> Indeed the Not For Monetary Gain clause violates the Open Source Definition.
> Open Source Definition?  Is that even still a thing?
> I thought that people who want to share software these
> days are just picking an existing license that people
> already use to share software, and not blowing out
> their carpal tunnels on mailing lists arguing over
> whether some new license is compatible with DFSG
> or whatever.
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Best Regards.
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