Re: Uhm…

Date: 2018-11-02 11:10 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That is an interpretation that doesn't seem to be supported by the facts.

If you take "Open Source" as meaning licenses conforming to the Open Source Definition, then you need to look at the history of the OSD. The OSD started as a copy of the Debian Free Software Guidelines. The DFSG was written to codify what software could be included in Debian: both to codify their values and to conform to licenses that they wanted to allow. The GPL was one of these licenses.

So in a very real sense, the definition of Open Source was written such that the GPL would be Open Source.
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