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Re: Definition of Open Source [was Re: pine: UW permission to distribute]



Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
Hello Rex,


And that's why I've been harping on what definition of opensource Fedora uses. No one has yet to (officially) clarify that.


Indeed I cannot find an official definition of the term Open Source as
used for the Fedora Project on the Fedora Red Hat pages or on the Fedora
US pages. It is probably a good idea to make explicit which definition
is used.

However, the permission granted by UW to you does not suffice to satisfy
the (what I believe to be the) general definition of open source
software, which means the right to redistribute with any modification.

That's your opinion. My opinion is that opensource implies only that you have access to the source and rights to with it (mostly) as you like, which doesn't necessarily imply any sort of binary redistribution right.


Of course, neither of our (or anyone's not officially representing Fedora) opinions mean squat.

-- Rex



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