Redistribution constraint

Andrea Chiarelli a.chiarelli at
Thu Aug 19 17:36:38 UTC 2004

> > - Is there an already approved open source license that meets this
> > requirement? (I have found none among the published ones)
> There cannot be.  See point 1 of the Open Source Definition
> at :
> 1. Free Redistribution
> The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the
> software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing
> programs from several different sources. The license shall not require
> a royalty or other fee for such sale.

Our license will not require a royalty for redistribution...
Moreover, this term of the OS definition seems (to me) referring to the
software as "a component of an aggregate software distribution" not just the
software as single element. Am I wrong?

Thank for your feedback

Andrea Chiarelli

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