IPL as a burden

kmself at ix.netcom.com kmself at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jan 23 19:35:44 UTC 2001

on Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 11:15:52AM -0800, Lawrence E. Rosen (lrosen at rosenlaw.com) wrote:
> > OSI Certified Open Source applies to _licenses_, not _software_.
> Actually, no, the certification mark is applied to *software* that is
> distributed under approved *licenses*.  Certification marks cannot be
> applied to licenses, because licenses aren't "goods" distributed in
> commerce.

OK.  Clarifying question:  the certified entity is the license and its
terms.  So distribution under a doctrine of "public domain"
(abandonment, etc.), leaves you without a basis for affixing this lable,
no?  And, yes, I realize that PD is used here advisably.

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