I am such an ignorant about laws and quibbles, that I'm having serious
problems evaluating this announcement.
But, from the recent hot thread about the copyleft sign, I know that there
are many copyright/copyleft experts on this mailing list. So could someone
(including you, Tom, of course) help me with my layman's doubts?
- What is meant exactly by the concepts "open standards" and "open source"?
- What does it mean exactly that software and documentation developed for
http://unichar.org will be "open source"?
- What is the difference between "open source" and "copyleft", if any?
- What is Open Source (http://www.opensource.org/)? How different is it
from, e.g., the Free Software Foundation (http://www.fsf.org/)?
- What is an "Open Source reference implementation"? Where can I read about
it? Is it a sort of distribution license? If yes, how different is it from,
e.g., the well-known GNU GPL (http://www.fsf.org/copyleft/gpl.html)?
Thanks for any help!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Lord [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, 07 June, 2000 12.17
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: standardizing interfaces for Unicode programming
> Announcing unichar.org.
> unichar.org is a service whose purpose is to facilitate the
> development of Open Standards and Open Source implementations for
> Unicode software tools.
> If this service succeeds, unichar.org will become a resource providing
> high-quality, free, Unicode software, and specifications for that
> Please visit our web site at:
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