OSD modification regarding what license can require of user

Emiliano emile at iris-advies.nl
Thu Mar 14 13:00:09 UTC 2002

Richard Stallman wrote:
> I think these issues should be judged by the substance of the
> requirement rather than by the legal hook which is used to impose it.
> For instance, a requirement to make source available to users is
> substantively a requirement of distribution rather than a restriction
> on use.
> At present we are planning to try to handle the ASP problem in the GPL
> through a limitation on a certain kind of modification--that you can't
> delete or disable a command that lets the user download source (if the
> program has one to start with).  Lawyers we have consulted think that
> will work.

Any indication on when this would be available?


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