[OpenStack Foundation] Becoming an Open Source Initiative affiliate org
jungleboyj at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 15:47:45 UTC 2019
+1 from me. This clearly seems to go with the spirit of OpenStack and
On 2/6/2019 9:53 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Over the past year, the definition of "open source" has been under
> attack, as some enterprises wanted to change the licensing of their
> software while continuing to reap the benefits of calling it open
> source, or at least being confused with open source.
> That makes the work of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) more important
> than ever. They have been the steadfast guardians of that definition
> for over 20 years, approving software licenses that were following the
> definition, while informing people and discouraging license
> This is very much in line with the OpenStack Foundation objectives, so
> I'd like to propose that the OpenStack Foundation becomes an affiliate
> organization of the OSI. Other open source foundations, like the
> Mozilla Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, Linux Foundation, Python
> Software Foundation or Perl Foundation are already affiliates.
> You can learn more about the process at:
> Does anyone have concerns with that, before we proceed ?
> On a personal note... I think that today, open source is necessary,
> but not sufficient: we also need to define standards on how open
> source software is built, not just how the resulting software is
> licensed. However that work cannot happen unless we base it on a
> strong open source definition, and participating as an OSI affiliate
> would give us opportunities to have those new standardization
> discussion at that level.
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