9. License Must Not Restrict Other Software : the license can’t restrict the other software that is distributed along with the licensed software.
10. License Must Be Technology/Neutral
(The Open Source Definition, Open Source Initiative, http://www.opensource.org/docs/osd)
How Do You Know Whether the Software is Any Good?
“ As more users of the software make more improvements, the applications grows in functionality and stability over time. The community of programmers involved in using and improving the software often forms some kind of organization that deals with issues of quality assurance, testing, and version control and might establish a road map for future development.”
“… Ex Libris announced June 29 the launch of its "Open Platform Strategy“…. The Open Platform seeks to tap into the power and popularity of user-written software features while maintaining the focused development of top-down design for the company's major product lines, including the Aleph and Voyager ILS systems, as well as the Metalib metasearch tool and the SFX link resolver.”
(Ex Libris Develops “Open Platform”, Library Journal , Aug. 15, 2008)