license idea

Ryo Chijiiwa ryo at
Wed Jul 16 08:20:58 UTC 2003

On 7/16/2003, "Giacomo A. Catenazzi" <cate at> wrote:

>Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
>>> 2)  For-profit organizations may re-distribute the software, however if
>>> they charge more than a reasonable "distribution" fee, they must pay
>>> royalties to the project.
>> Surely not free (5: No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups)
>oops. wrong paragraph: 6 not 5
>6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
>The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a
>specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from
>being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.

My intention is not to "restrict anyone from making use" of the
software.  All I'm trying to do is require commercial entities to
reciprocate, to give back in return for using (and profiting from) open
source software.

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