[Linux-aus] Who defines Open Source?

Avi Miller avi.miller at squiz.net
Wed Feb 8 06:17:02 UTC 2006

Hey gang,

Squiz is internally discussing various alternative licensing options for 
our flagship product (MySource Matrix). I'd like to beef up my personal 
argument (i.e. using a known Open Source licence) but I need some 
additional information.

Question: Who is responsible for defining what Open Source actually is? 
Following from that, are the OSI the only organisation capable of 
determining whether or not a licence is Open Source?

Essentially, I'm trying to determine who (or what) determines whether or 
not a licence is Open Source or not.


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