For Approval: Open Source Software Alliance License

Russell Nelson nelson at
Sun Sep 28 15:36:16 UTC 2003

Sean Chittenden writes:
 > Correct, but the BSD license does not ensure that all software
 > developed will be available under terms friendly for businesses, which
 > goes back to the point of me writing the OSSAL.

Neither does the OSSAL.  Anybody can make changes to OSSAL-licensed
code and not distribute it under terms friendly for businesses.
Everybody except businesses which distribute GPLed software.
Your licenses fails to achieve its goal.

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