Recognising Open Source "Components" of an AI System

let me get the records straight: there is no bar set, yet. I’ll voice this more clearly and publicly with the next draft and I’ll get the board to say something official, too. My recommendation to the board will be to reinforce that the organization is not going to accept a definition that contains a null set of AI systems, or one that is so totally impractical that only a handful of small, toy, demo AI will fit in it.

We tried that approach and it failed rapidly, devolving into a massive amount of objections and responses that includes “well, it depends on…” followed by long arguments about data, models, code, components etc.

As we learned from telling Meta that their model is not “open source”, OSI can’t be effective without a clear definition of what Open Source AI means. We need to clear this hurdle, first.

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