binary restrictions?

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at
Sun Oct 7 11:53:26 UTC 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Johnson" <david at>
To: "Ned Lilly" <ned at>; <license-discuss at>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: binary restrictions?

| On Tuesday 02 October 2001 09:17 pm, Ned Lilly wrote:
| > Yeah, it kind of *is* to guarantee purchase.  That is, purchase from
| > Foo, Inc. and no one else (if you want to purchase software in the
| > first place).  But nothing's stopping you from getting the source
| > and compiling it yourself.  Is that a hard and fast no-no?
| Yes, that is a hard and fast no-no. There's nothing intrinsically wrong
| doing it your way, but it won't be Open Source.

Actually that's a bit like what Microsoft will do with the 'source opening'
of Windows...

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