Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Mon Oct 8 19:29:03 UTC 2001
on Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 10:18:09PM -0400, Ned Lilly (ned at nedscape.com) wrote:
> "Karsten M. Self" wrote:
> > Because compiled works are less favorable for modifications. They're
> > not the "best form" of a work. Specifically, they're not the
> > "preferred for for making modifications" to the work. Better to go
> > with the source form than the compiled form, where appropriate.
> > Likewise proscriptions against obfuscated or machine-generated
> > sources.
> This was kind of my thinking in the original question; the license
> we're contemplating would in fact make the source and binaries
> freely available for personal or corporate use. The source would be
> freely redistributable as well in its "official" unmodified form.
> We'd like to reserve the right to distribute binaries to ourselves
> (for revenue-protection reasons), and we'd want to be the authority
> "branding" the official release and approving patches.
> I had thought/hoped that this approach would be reasonably palatible
> to OSI since it preserved the source modifiability and
> redistribution, which I think Karsten correctly identified as the
> "best form."
You're repeating your previous proposition, so I'll repeat the problem:
these terms don't allow distribution of derived (binary) works, and
violates condition 3.
You can do this. It won't be approved by the OSI (speaking as a
non-member of the OSI).
You can repeat your proposition as many times as you'd like (this has
been tried before on the list, which is among the reasons I'm being a
bit testy), it doesn't change the facts.
Modify your planned terms, or modify your expectations of OSI approval.
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