[Fsf-friends] Item-9 in Open Source Definition

Mani A a.mani.cms at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 22:37:13 IST 2008

It is obvious that Clause 9 in http://opensource.org/docs/osd
is against the principles of FOSS.
(Quote "The license must not place restrictions on other software that
is distributed along with the licensed software.
For example, the license must not insist that all other programs
distributed on the same medium must be open-source software. ")

Obviously it is not being modified due to corporate pressure.

Even http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
does not explicitly find fault with it.
This must change.


A. Mani

A. Mani
Member, Cal. Math. Soc

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