Over the past few of weeks, the debate on badgeware has percolated to a real public debate on if they meet the OSD.
- Matt Asay asserts that forced UI attribution license (aka badgeware) are open source on his blog.
- Ajeen Narayan wants to know if APL is actually open source. Asks OSI to comment.
- I submit WPL to OSI for approval to get a determination if Exhibit B is congruent with OSD.
- I blog about the ramifications of a world where forced UI attribution (Exhibit B) is kosher.
- David Berlind blogs at ZDNet Are SugarCRM, Socialtext, Zimbra, Scalix and others abusing the term “open source?”
GOOD ARTICLE! Covers the business rationale but clearly identifies the issues.
- John Roberts (from SugarCRM) who was the first to use badgeware responds to the article here.
- Danese Cooper (OSI Board member) blogs about the board is about to consider Attribution Licenses.
- Ross Mayfield of SocialText blogs about his proposed “attribution” rider to any OSI approved license.
Great! Finally… A real debate on whether or not “badgeware” is open source!
PS – I just picked up the term badgeware. I like that better than my slightly one side “forced UI attribution.”