The 451 Group reports
that the Open Source Initiative failed to get its paperwork together in
time, so the corporation has been suspended by the state of California.
"We are concerned about the impact that the suspension of the Open
Source Initiative could have on open source developers, users, projects,
and associated investors and vendors. The 451 Group has clients in all of
the above categories so we believe it is appropriate to inform them of the
suspension of the Open Source Initiative's legal status and how it might
impact them. We are in the process of creating a formal analysis of the
situation for 451 Group clients. We also believe that the potential impact
is significant enough that, while the bare facts are already public, the
issue deserves to be brought to the attention of the wider open source
community. We will let the members of that community come to their own
conclusions about what it means to them.
" Your editor is still
struggling to figure out whether there will be any "impact" at all.
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