Is the Open Source Brand in the Right Hands?

Posted by encoreopus on Mar 21, 2008 4:48 AM EDT
Socialized Software; By Mark Hinkle
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The methodologies of Open Source are not owned or guided by any one person. The closest thing we have are the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and support of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). The OSI certifies what qualifies as an open source license. They have as of late also been adding the (TM) to the Open Source logo which is the equivalent of the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for open source software. While the Free Software Foundation maintains the Free Software Definition - to show clearly what must be true about a particular software program for it to be considered free software.

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