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- Subject: Re: Lua: open source or not?
- From: Martin Guy <martinwguy@...>
- Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 20:02:00 +0100
On 9/30/10, Roberto Ierusalimschy <email@example.com> wrote:
> > http://www.lua.org/about.html
> > "Lua is not an open-source project, with code contributed by several people: all code is written by us.".
> > >From this page:
> > http://www.lua.org/license.html
> > "Lua is certified Open Source software."
> > Are the words "open source" being used in different ways here?
Lua *is* an open source project - see the Open Source Definition.
"Open Source" means that the source code is available instead of just
publishing binary blobs, and in the current climate it refers to the
license terms satisfying the 10 conditions of the OSD.
A clarification is clearly given by the "all written by us" phrase. I
guess in precise terminology that would be "not community-supported".