OSD modification regarding what license can require of

Forrest J. Cavalier III mibsoft at mibsoftware.com
Fri Mar 15 05:47:24 UTC 2002

> From:          Russell Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com>
> To:            rms at gnu.org, license-discuss at opensource.org
> Subject:       Re: OSD modification regarding what license can require of 

>  >   The OSI-approved the W3C license which has a requirement of
>  >   displaying a notice to users.
> If it's in the documentation, such a notice is displayed.  It
> says nothing about that notice having to be displayed by the software
> itself, whereas the GPLv2 specifically says that the program must
> display the message.

Yes, I want to make a slight correction. The W3C says that the
notice must be "viewable", it is not, as I wrote before, a
"requirement of displaying."

The point of my message was to point out the phrasing
"viewable to users."  (because I think it would impact ASPs.)

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