A new "use" clause in the OSD
nelson at crynwr.com
Tue Aug 6 18:07:55 UTC 2002
Lawrence E. Rosen writes:
> My preference is for a clause that is more general and doesn't list only
> the things we can think of today:
> OSD #10: No open source license may limit or restrict
> a person's rights to use the software that would be
> available in the absence of a license, including their
> fair use rights under the copyright law.
Change that to than, I think. What if the law changes as certain
four-letter media companies would have it change? What if a license
said "Licensor reserves the right to inspect Licensee's system for
copyright violations"? That doesn't limit or restrict a person's
rights to use the software.
> By the way, Russ, how did you jump to OSD#11? Are you saving OSD#10 for
> something REALLY IMPORTANT? :-)
Oh, dang, are there really only 9 terms now?
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