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Heilmann: Don’t call it “open source” unless you mean it

Heilmann: Don’t call it “open source” unless you mean it

Posted Oct 23, 2012 9:36 UTC (Tue) by njwhite (guest, #51848)
In reply to: Heilmann: Don’t call it “open source” unless you mean it by nhippi
Parent article: Heilmann: Don’t call it “open source” unless you mean it

Well, I'm not sure I agree entirely. The term "Open Source" has generally been used to refer to the power of different development methodologies and communities, even if the official definition focuses on the legal/licensing aspects.

Calling it 'hijacking' the term is certainly too strong; words are flexible and used in different ways to mean different things all the time, even if they have a fixed formal definition.


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Heilmann: Don’t call it “open source” unless you mean it

Posted Oct 26, 2012 12:45 UTC (Fri) by juliank (subscriber, #45896) [Link]

That's what I'd use free software for. Open Source really is just legal stuff, and has nothing to do with communities.


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