compatibility and the OSD

Russell Nelson nelson at
Wed Sep 22 13:34:47 UTC 2004

Bob Scheifler writes:
 > > It is not compliant.  It violates OSD #2:  "The program must include 
 > > source code, and must allow distribution in source code as well as 
 > > compiled form."
 > OK, but my license sketch does allow distribution in compiled form,
 > albeit with restrictions. Does it violate OSD#2?

Yes.  If you're free to do something, albeit with restrictions, then
you're NOT free to do something because there are restrictions.

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