Section 2 source distribution terms (was Re: GPL vs APSL (was: YAPL is bad))

Matthew C. Weigel weigel+ at
Wed Sep 26 08:24:25 UTC 2001

On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Russell Nelson wrote:

> Of course, a big problem with the OSD is that it talks about legal
> requirements, and yet was not touched by a lawyer before being cast
> into stone.  Any kind of extensive rewrite probably ought to be done
> by people with actual experience with the law, as opposed to
> dilettantes like you and I.

IMO, either rewrite it trying to be more clear, or rewrite it trying to
cover all of the bases legally.  Again, IMO, writing it to be more
clear, and relying upon the common sense of the OSI, seems reasonable.
 Matthew Weigel
 Research Systems Programmer
 mcweigel at ne weigel at

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