Legal soundness comes to open source distribution
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Wed Aug 14 16:00:09 UTC 2002
Carol A. Kunze scripsit:
> Traditional open source (GPL, BSD) follows the first. Proprietary follows the
> third. There is nothing inherently evil about PURE licenses. If you reserve
> title, but give the user all the rights they would have in a sale, plus the
> right to copy, etc., where is the harm? I'm not sure why you would want to do
> this, but you could.
Proprietary licenses normally do *not* give you all the rights of an owner:
far from it. If I (not being a licensed reseller) sell you a computer
with lots of proprietary software on it, you get no use rights to that
software. Ownership of libre software of course goes with the hard disk.
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