david at usermode.org
Thu Aug 30 22:38:04 UTC 2001
On Thursday 30 August 2001 07:09 am, Abe Kornelis wrote:
> I have a macro library that I would release
> under an open source license. I want everyone
> to be able to use and/or enhance the macros
> in the library freely. BUT: I don't want
> commercial software packages to use my macros
> without payment (dual license offering).
A dual license with the GPL or QPL and a commercial license would meet your
> Would this be regarded as contamination?
No it would not. The OSI definition says "The license must not place
restrictions on other software that is _distributed along with_ the licensed
software." [emphasis mine]. Therefore so long as the license only
"contaminates" itself and derivative works, there would be no problem.
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