a data licensing problem

John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Fri Nov 8 22:42:10 UTC 2002

Russell Nelson scripsit:

> I have a problem that I would like y'all to consider.  A company sells
> datasets.  They wish to cooperate with the opensource folks to the
> extent that opensource folks can use a free copy of their dataset.
> They would also like to be able to sell that same dataset to people
> using proprietary operating systems.  On the other hand, they would
> also like to comply with the Open Source Definition.

This sounds like Open Motif, where it's whether or not your kernel is
Open Source that determines whether or not you can get a libre license
for Motif.  We decided that that scheme was not OSD-compliant, and indeed
it never claimed to be.

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