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Donn Bly

A license does not need to be "approved" by the OSI

A license does not need to be "approved" by the OSI for a project to be open source. Open source refers to transparency and the ability of a third party to review the code, and is separate from providing a license to USE the code.

I personally prefer to release my code under a derivative of the MIT license, but as long as ALL of the source code is available for review by third party the software is open source whether the license to USE the code has been "approved" by the OSI or not.

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