a proposed change to the OSD
Lawrence E. Rosen
lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Fri Oct 25 21:58:34 UTC 2002
Do you really mean:
A license may not restrict use or modification by the possessor of a
lawfully obtained copy of a work.
On the other hand, this provision, either your wording or mine, might
conflict with the following provision in the OSL:
5) External Deployment. The term "External Deployment"
means the use or distribution of the Original Work or
Derivative Works in any way such that the Original
Work or Derivative Works may be accessed or used by
anyone other than You, whether the Original Work or
Derivative Works are distributed to those persons,
made available as an application intended for use
over a computer network, or used to provide services
or otherwise deliver content to anyone other than You.
As an express condition for the grants of license
hereunder, You agree that any External Deployment by
You shall be deemed a distribution and shall be
licensed to all under the terms of this License, as
prescribed in section 1(c) herein.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Russell Nelson [mailto:nelson at crynwr.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 2:44 PM
> To: license-discuss at opensource.org
> Cc: bruce at perens.com
> Subject: a proposed change to the OSD
> I'm going to propose a change the Open Source Definition at
> our board meeting next Thursday. It is simply this:
> 0) A license may not restrict use or modification of a
> lawfully obtained copy of a work.
> Anybody have problems with this? Does this have any problems?
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