Plan 9 license

John Cowan jcowan at
Fri Nov 1 18:55:25 UTC 2002

Ralph Mellor scripsit:

> It turns out that this license is still *NOT* OSD compliant,
> ie. it is not what those running the OSI would label "Open
> Source".

Could you please specify wherein the Plan 9 license fails of Open
Sourceness in its current incarnation?  The complaints of RMS at seem to apply with equal
force to the Perl license (which he calls unFree) and the OSL 1.0,
with the exception of the termination-on-any-IP-lawsuit provision.

I assume that the Lucida fonts could be treated as severable.

John Cowan                              <jcowan at>    
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