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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  1. […] Fool me once, shame on… shame on you… Fool me… Can’t get fooled again April 1 brought out the usual bunch of open source-related April Fool’s stories, including the umpteenth repeat of the suggestion that Microsoft is going to open source Windows. Meanwhile ITwire’s spoof about Microsoft acquiring Novell was apparently a little too believable for some people, while the Free™ and Open™ Cloud Alliance™ took on a life of its own. […]

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