OSD modification regarding what license can require of user

John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Thu Mar 14 11:20:27 UTC 2002

Emiliano scripsit:

> > > Well, I could answer that in two, conflicting ways. If distribution becomes
> > > irrelevant, the spirit of the GPL in that respect is obsolete, isn't it?
> >
> > I don't see how that could happen, unless bandwidth (including the last
> > mile) becomes "too cheap to meter".
> I don't think that's relevant. Web Services will, by definition, be
> served this way. That they may not be available (or viable) to some is a
> different issue.

My point was that distribution will not become irrelevant just because
of the Web Services hype.  In the reasonably foreseeable future,
most programs will continue to execute locally because of bandwidth

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