For Approval: Open Source Software Alliance License

Rick Moen rick at
Fri Sep 26 05:54:43 UTC 2003

Quoting Brian Behlendorf (brian at

> It's not flame bait.  Show me an open source license that specifies that
> each user pay the copyright holder for use.  [...]

We must be somehow miscommunicating.  

I was just saying that that any line of reasoning that leads to the
conclusion that OSI cheerleads for the GPL is plainly, egregiously wrong, 
as even a perfunctory examination of its activities and public presence
will confirm.  One is tempted to conclude that a person making that
argument -- unless you know him to be above that, as we do with you --
is posting flamebait. 

> Semantically clean?

Since you ask, no.  There were unstated questionable assumptions big
enough to hurl a book on dual-licensing through.  But that was not
really my point.

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Rick Moen                                                 -- Innuit proverb
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