OSD modification regarding what license can require of

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Thu Mar 14 07:37:26 UTC 2002

On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 02:21:52AM -0500, Forrest J. Cavalier III wrote:
>   "The rights to use the program must not be conditional,
>    except for conditions on uses performed in service
>    to any non-licensed party."

Are you sure that this language works in context of OSD #7?

Also, you should probably state it as a series of permissions followed by
a negation of anything not explicitly permitted. A mistake of the
OSD is that it says what you can't do rather than what you can. This
allows for too many loopholes.


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