OSD modification regarding what license can require of user

Emiliano emile at esdoorn.upc-e.chello.nl
Thu Mar 14 11:33:38 UTC 2002

On Thursday 14 March 2002 12:20, you wrote:

> > > 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
> constraints.

Which is all good and fine unless you're specifically in bussiness to serve 
web applications. I do not believe you intend to say "... and if you're not 
in the 'most programs' category, tough luck to you".

Most of my clients can't or won't serve locally, so I think it's entirely 
plausible that people downloading my software will use it in similar ways 
(and thus will not typically distribute the software to their users).

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