Re: [DRAFT 3]: Charter for the Open Source Committee

From: Lynn Winebarger <owinebar(at)free-expression(dot)org>
To: Russell Nelson <nelson(at)crynwr(dot)com>
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: [DRAFT 3]: Charter for the Open Source Committee
Date: 1999-11-09 03:11:20
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On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Russell Nelson wrote:

> Ean R . Schuessler writes:
> then. Of that initial board to which you refer, only one (1) person
> is still a member (Ian) -- and he's the person whom you supposedly still lists ESR as a board member. Is
he not one any longer?

> respect. We've added Chip, Brian, Peter, and myself, and in the
> meantime, SPI has sat on its duff and done nothing to promote Open
> Source while we've done all the work.

Actually, they've devised a nice, democratic system of membership.
Speaking of which, when will we get to start applying for membership?

> We're the ones who figured out
> that "Open Source" isn't protectable.
You're the ones who decided "Open Source" isn't protectable. Whether
or not it is is another matter. And one that, I hope, would be part of
the decision as to whether to totally hand over control of the domain.

> We're the ones who've certified
> licenses. We're the ones who have been telling people about the
> benefits of Open Source certification.
> At this point, SPI looks to me like the usurper of our good name and
> work. I don't see how your proposed palace coup is fair to those of
> us who are not responsible for this debacle.
Seems to me the "coup" is actually a long-standing disagreement.



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