Plan 9 license
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Mon Nov 4 03:33:09 UTC 2002
Mike Nordell scripsit:
> > > > The Plan 9 license forbids personal modification
> > >
> > > I agree, but so does the OSL 1.0, which is Open Source (the
> > > OSL 1.1 does not have this problem).
> > Then I disagree with the certification of the OSL v1.0 as Open Source.
> Count me in. If I can't modify the software for which I have the source
> code, what point would it be in having it? Verifying that it contains bugs
> I'm not allowed to fix?!
No, no. The emphasis is on *personal*. The GPL allows you to make
mods and keep them to yourself; only if you distribute binary must you
also distribute source. The OPL requires distribution of any mods you
make unless they are *very* personal indeed.
And through this revolting graveyard of the universe the muffled, maddening
beating of drums, and thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes from
inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond Time; the detestable pounding
and piping whereunto dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic
tenebrous ultimate gods -- the blind, voiceless, mindless gargoyles whose soul
is Nyarlathotep. (Lovecraft) John Cowan|jcowan at reutershealth.com|ccil.org/~cowan
license-discuss archive is at http://crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?3
More information about the License-discuss