Subscription/Service Fees - OSD Intent

David Johnson david at
Wed Mar 28 20:56:46 UTC 2001

On Thursday March 29 2001 03:25 am, Eric Jacobs wrote:

> It is this sort of illogical argument that will prevent this issue from
> ever coming to rest. Let me offer an analogy.

I did manage to pass logic in college. However, I don't always do so well in 
English. Let me restate what I meant:

Software that requires a registration fee is possible, and exists. Such 
software cannot be considered Open Source, however. It is possible that upon 
registering the software, the license could convert to an Open Source 
license. From that point on, that copy and all derivatives of it cannot 
require a registration fee and remain Open Source.

Does this make more sense?

David Johnson

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