A new "use" clause in the OSD
Forrest J. Cavalier III
mibsoft at mibsoftware.com
Tue Aug 6 16:02:47 UTC 2002
John Cowan wrote, in part
> Forrest J. Cavalier III scripsit:
> > It's a start, I guess. But does the GPL pass? The GPL basically
> > says "you shall not [modify] unless you also [distribute]".
> Say what? It says you can't distribute binaries unless you distribute source.
> You are free to modify programs for your own use all you want.
Of course, you are right. I should have written
The GPL clause 2 basically says "you shall not [modify and
distribute] unless you also [distribute sources]".
But since that has always been interpreted as "modify and distribute"
together, there are better examples. Such as the Artistic license:
3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way,
provided that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file
stating how and when you changed that file, and provided that you do
at least ONE of the following:
or the W3C license,
[grants you permission to use], copy, modify, and distribute]
as long as you include [license, IP notices, and change notices].
Do these pass Russ's wording?
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