Daily Archives: April 1, 2009

On Cloud Standards Breakthrough: New Cloud Source License

A few minutes ago I came across the latest post from Redmonk’s James Governor, about the new “Cloud Source License.” [1]

The use of CPL for the CloudLeft Public License will undoubtedly cause confusion, as the Open Source Initiative has already approved the Common Public License (CPL).

I am left-handed and I studied Latin in high school for four years, so I know the eytomolgy of the word “sinister.” I thus suggest that “left” be replaced by “share,” yielding CSPL.

As for Stallman reintroducing the advertising clause AND insisting on the use of the term “GNU/Cloud,” I can only say,

Richard, give us a break.

It is over.

It is Linux, not GNU/Linux.

You have better things to do, as do we.

Note:

1. Any post from James is good news indeed. I fear that his obituary will begin, “James Governor died recently. His body was found slumped over his terminal. The last words he typed were, “Here’s a good twit…”

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