Legal soundness comes to open source distribution
david at usermode.org
Wed Aug 14 17:49:15 UTC 2002
On Wednesday 14 August 2002 07:20 am, Russell Nelson wrote:
> I like David's, because it's such a shot across the bows.
> Unfortunately, his suggestion says nothing about modification
> restrictions, such as the GPL's, or BitKeeper's.
That is because I wanted to limit the clause to what the user can do in the
absence of a license. We already know that they need a license of some form
before they can modify the software, but they shouldn't need one to use the
software. In addition, modification is sufficiently addressed elsewhere in
p.s. I also wanted to ensure the right of first sale, right of criticism, and
all that, but an enumeration of all the rights a user should possess would be
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