The Movement Formerly Known As Open Source
The battle over the Open Source trademark is heating up. Software in the
Public Interest and the Open Source Initiative both hold competing claims to
the trademark. In order to put an end to the infighting, a group of free
software advocates have founded the Association for the Movement Formerly
Known as Open Source (AMFKOS)
One AMFKOS founder said, "I find it ironic that a trademark representing free
software is itself proprietary. This situation must change. We propose that
the free software movement adopt another name besides 'Open Source'.
Hopefully then we can all Get-Back-To-Coding(tm) instead of fighting over
Bruce Perens' and Eric Raymond's egos."
Rumor has it that Richard Stallman plans to mount a campaign to
promote the phrase "GNU/Free Software" in place of "Open Source".
In addition, the terms "Ajar Source", "Unlocked Source", "Nude Source",
"Unclosed Source", and "Just-Type-make Software" have all
been proposed by various Usenet or Slashdot posters.
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