OSD modification regarding what license can require of user

Brian Behlendorf brian at collab.net
Thu Mar 14 01:53:47 UTC 2002

On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Bruce Perens wrote:
> Consider Evolution, OpenOffice, or GNU Emacs. Postulate that someone makes
> a way for somebody to use one of those programs as if it were running
> natively on their computer, without ever activating the "distribution"
> terms of the GPL. And that same someone makes significant enhancements
> which he does not disclose in either source or binary form.

Yep, like making it available through VNC, for example.  A very clear
violation of the spirit of the GPL; but the grey area between this and the
examples in the earlier messages seems very hard to divide between clear
and non.


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