OSI procedures - a study in quotes
Posted Aug 25, 2005 17:12 UTC (Thu) by twiens
Parent article: OSI procedures - a study in quotes
The entire situation is odd. I must admit I feel some disappiontment with Bruce Perens for pushing on this one. My suggestion to Bruce would be to let Russ, Eric and friends have their fun and post their guidelines and provide constructive criticism of the outcome. OSI puts its self forward as the voice of open source developers. I'm working on a few projects that will be released under the GPL or LGPL, but they don't speak for me. I have no voice or input. I think it is self evident that the non-democratic structure of the OSI invalidates their claim to be representative of the users and developers of OSS. I can see that from one point of view a committee looking at license proliferation is important and that getting the most experienced and qualified people on that committee is helpful. However, considering the organization that is doing it and the problems with that organization, the relative importance of the work is greatly reduced. Why you may ask? Because people will say, "Oh yes, that is the self important OSI spouting off again, who cares", and then they will do whatever that wanted to do in the first place. Don't sweat it Bruce, I and may others appreciate your willingness to work for the benefit of other FOSS developers and users, but this issue isn't all that important.
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