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From dav...@dedasys.com (David N. Welton)
Subject Re: Apache should join the open source java discussion
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2004 15:41:25 GMT
Brian McCallister <brianm@apache.org> writes:

> ps: Sun's JVM is already open source, just not free according to the
> FSF, et. al. You can grab the source, build it, use it -- just not
> redistribute it etc. You can even distribute patches -- FreeBSD does
> this now.

"Open Source" has a precise definition at http://www.opensource.org/
which was based on the Debian Free Software Guidelines, and being able
to redistribute is generally considered one of the important points of
free/open source software.  Please try not to dilute the term more
than it is already:-)

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