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Nokia transitions Symbian source to non-open license (ars technica)

Nokia transitions Symbian source to non-open license (ars technica)

Posted Apr 13, 2011 8:17 UTC (Wed) by njwhite (guest, #51848)
In reply to: Nokia transitions Symbian source to non-open license (ars technica) by vonbrand
Parent article: Nokia transitions Symbian source to non-open license (ars technica)

> if Nokia (or the cited article) gets the term "open" all messed up,
> either accidentally or on purpose, doesn't make the term "open source"
> itself ambiguous in any way

I somewhat disagree. One of the benefits of the term "open source" is that
people are supposed to already have a reasonable idea of what "open" means
which is close to what we mean by it. I was pointing to this as an example
showing that it's a more vague term than we tend to believe.

> The term "free" is as ambiguous (or more), in any case.

True, ish, certainly. But I think once you mention freedom, you're closer
to people understanding you than when you mention openness.


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