Dual license?

Feller, Joe JFeller at afis.ucc.ie
Tue Oct 2 12:59:38 UTC 2001

Here's your biggest problem, IMO:

(From the Open Source Definition

# 5. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups
# The license must not discriminate against any person or group of persons.

# 6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
# The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a 
# specific field of endeavor. For example, it may 
# not restrict the program from being used in a business, 
# or from being used for genetic research.

Generally, dual licensing means USERS have a choice between an OS license
and a proprietary license (e.g. Netscape), or between two OS licenses (e.g.
Perl).  In this case the DEVELOPER seems to be choosing who can use which

# -----Original Message-----
# From: Kenneth Geisshirt [mailto:kenneth at geisshirt.dk]
# The second point is to ensure than no competetor can go 
# private with our software (if we put 2-4 man years into the product we
wish to get the
# investment back - as a service provider). 

If you want to guarantee that, GPL your software

All the best,


Joseph Feller ~ jfeller at afis.ucc.ie ~ http://afis.ucc.ie/jfeller ~

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