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How Open is the Open Video Player Initiative?

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| What's curious about this self-styled open source site – whatever that
| means – is that two of the initiative's partners are Adobe and Microsoft, and
| in the downloads section, we are currently offered code for Adobe's Flash and
| Microsoft's Silverlight, which are hardly open source foundations. Open
| source, here, seems little more than a digital fig-leaf.
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http://www.computerworlduk.com/commu...S&entryid=1265


Related:

"Good enough" ethics and "good enough" open source

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| The Journal defined "ethics" broadly as "socially responsible," and then set
| about trying to determine just how socially responsible consumers demand of a
| company before they'll take their business elsewhere...
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9943296-16.html


When is Open Source not Open Source?

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| The incompatibility between that and the Zimbra license is pretty glaring,
| no further comment needed.
|
| The reason this matters is that open source, as a development methodology
| and as a culture, depends utterly on the freedom to fork. You can’t have
| open source practices without open source freedoms: the practices depend
| on the freedoms.
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http://www.rants.org/2007/06/26/when...t-open-source/
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