Subscription/Service Fees - OSI Intent

Ian Lance Taylor ian at
Thu Mar 29 04:53:40 UTC 2001

David Davies <ddavies at> writes:

> It may or may not be the case that a clause obliging a user to pay a license
> fee would make a license non-compliant with the OSD.  

Well, I kind of think it would.  But the way to test that is to
propose a license which requires a license fee, and to try to get it
OSI certified.  If the license is rejected, I think we can safely say
that it is not open source.


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