April 1, 2005

It's Official, I'm on the OSI Board.

As you might have seen on Danese's blog, I'm part of the Expanded OSI Board. The Open Source Initiative are the standard bearers for what it means to be open source, and as such I have only -two- things, no more, and no less, that I care about.

    1)Reducing the number of licenses that are considered Open Source. Thanks Intel
    2)Protecting what Open Source means, through Trademark pursuit and community action.

The latter deserves some explanation. I find people using the term Open Source when they shouldn't, to denote not-open works and projects. Very simply, I believe and will do what I can to enforce the idea that Open Source means programs released under an OSI certified license. Nothing else qualifies. So there you go!

1 comment:

Michael Bresnahan said...

Congrads and go get em :-)