IPL as a burden

Brian Behlendorf brian at collab.net
Wed Jan 17 20:09:35 UTC 2001

On 16 Jan 2001, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> Manfred Schmid <mschmid at intradat.com> writes:
> > To me, a lot of the discussion gets down to the "free beer" question.
> > May I ask the Board for an official statement: Is the charging of
> > license fees (or execution fees) definitely a no-go to qualify it as
> > OSI-compliant Open Source?
> You may ask this question, although I already know what the answer
> will be.  

I'm no longer on the OSI board, but my opinion is, there's no way in
tarnation I can reconcile a mandatory fee for execution (no matter what
name you give it) and OSD conformance.


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