[Linux-aus] Who defines Open Source?

Anthony Towns aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Wed Feb 8 11:15:02 UTC 2006

On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 11:03:46AM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> Three separate concepts:
>  * Free [Libre] Software - source is available with right to use
>    and must remain so;
>  * Open Source - source is available with right to use but
>    derivatives may not be so bound (e.g. BSD style licence);

The first issue there is the "copyleft" principle; BSD-style licenses are
commonly termed "free software" as well as "open source".

FWIW, the FSF's list of free licenses is at 



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