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Can SDN please remove 'SAP is Open' from 'Standards and Open Source' page?

Hi Moderators,

It is really misleading to say that 'SAP is Open'.

For details on what is called open source and why SAP does not qualify for it - please see my comments on the below blog.

/people/community.user/blog/2008/03/25/did-user-innovation-benefit-sap

Regards,

Felix Jeyareuben

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    Mar 26, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    > It is really misleading to say that 'SAP is Open'.

    > For details on what is called open source and...

    Huh? Where did we make the jump from "Open" to "Open source"?

    There's nothing misleading about the statement, they are talking about interoperability which SAP does pretty well.

    Right next to it there's the heading "Open Source Integration" which by implication qualifies SAP as not being Open Source.

    Earlier on in the page it also states "SAP products are also using open source technologies" (my emphasis). To me it's as clear as daylight that SAP itself is not open source in the OSI sense and has never claimed to be.

    Cheers,

    Mike

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