Open source shareware?

Karsten M. Self kmself at
Fri Nov 9 09:28:36 UTC 2001

on Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 08:37:21PM -0800, Ken Arromdee (arromdee at wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > Clause 1:
> > 
> >    "The license shall not require a royalty or other fee for such sale"
> > 
> > The terms for payment are interpreted by me to be "sale +time",
> > which in the general case reduces to a required fee for sale or
> > transfer.
> Even in the general case, where the time period can be 0, it's not a
> required fee for sale or transfer.  You can sell or transfer it to
> anyone you want without a fee--the person you transfer it to just
> can't use it.

First, I disagree with your reasoning.  I feel the terms applied
constitute sale.

Second, use of a lawfully owned copy of software is not an exclusive
right of the copyright holder, 17 USC 117(a).

Karsten M. Self <kmself at>
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