OpenLDAP license

David Johnson david at
Tue Apr 10 00:49:14 UTC 2001

On Tuesday April 10 2001 07:25 am, Ryan S. Dancey wrote:

> "Accordingly, an open-source license >MUST< guarantee that the source is
> readily available..."

But it does not say that the source must be made available for every 
distribution. A BSD distribution that includes the source code is certainly 
Open Source, since the source is obviously there, along with the permission 
to modify and redistribute it.

Yes, binary-only distributions may occur downstream. But nothing in the OSD 
requires every instance of a program to be Open Source.

David Johnson

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