Sean Collins on 10 Nov 2010 13:19:39 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux Groupware & collaboration (links)

Well said. 

Richard Freeman <> wrote:

>On 11/10/2010 01:22 PM, Sean M. Collins wrote:
>> On 11/10/10 2:37 AM, JP Vossen wrote:
>>> Related, here are some of the links I have on this topic.  Note there is
>>> something I call "pretend open source" which has been touched on. To me,
>>> that's anything that claims to be open source, but either isn't really,
>>> or doesn't "feel" like it is.
>> Something about "pretend open source" rubs me the wrong way. Reminds me
>> why the F/OSS community sometimes bickers amongst themselves about who
>> has a more 'free' license, while a proprietary company rakes in the dough.
>When this happens I tend to just stick to the facts.
>Zimbra Enterprise absolutely is not open source.  Zimbra Appliance
>absolutely is not open source.  Zimbra Desktop absolutely is not open
>source.  Zimbra Open Source Edition shares some code with those previous
>projects, and is generally open source but with a non-OSI-approved
>license.  It requires a non-OS/FOSS scm to access the source, and has a
>lousy build system.
>The problem is that people like open source for different reasons.  So,
>there will always be conflict over whether something is "open" enough
>since everybody has different definitions of "enough."
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