Subscription/Service Fees - OSD Intent
philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Mar 29 11:25:41 UTC 2001
On 28 Mar 2001, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> I myself am uncertain, which is why I would be happier if the OSD had
> an explicit statement that a recipient of a program was permitted to
> run it.
That seems a good idea.
Also, OSD #1 says that you can redistribute "as a component
of an aggregate software distribution containing programs from
several different sources" but doesn't explicitly says you can
redistribute a program on its own. To me this implies that you
have no such automatic right, and suggests the bizarre scenario
that if you want to redistribute, you have to bundle it up with
a trivial "hello world" program.
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