compatibility and the OSD

Chuck Swiger chuck at
Tue Sep 21 17:12:39 UTC 2004

Ernest Prabhakar wrote:
> Hi Chuck,

Hi, Ernie--

[ ...two test cases about OSD #2... ]
> Okay, good. So to Bob's most recent point, let's try C:
> C. You may:
>     a) redistribute the unmodified source code freely under the terms of 
> this license
>     b) create binary versions of the original source code, which can be 
> redistributed freely
>     c) create modified versions, which can only be distributed in source 
> form
> How does that rate?

OSD #2 says that redistribution of compiled binaries must be permitted; OSD #3 
says that modifications and derived works must be permitted and the license 
must allow such modifications to be redistributed, for OSD compliance.

Taken together, clause "c" violates the OSD.


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