compatibility and the OSD

Ernest Prabhakar prabhaka at
Wed Sep 22 17:29:48 UTC 2004

On Sep 22, 2004, at 9:03 AM, Chris F Clark wrote:
> However, the tenor of the conversation seems to be that other people
> are reading Bob's license as one cannot provide binaries in addition
> to sources if one doesn't pass the testbase.  Is that what people are
> objecting to?
> Or is it the distinction that the sources must be concurrently
> delivered with the derivative work and not simply "must be available"?

The former.   Not allowing binaries is the real problem requiring 
source redistribution is burdensome, but not conflicting with the OSD.

Regardless of the phrasing, Bob himself stated that his goal was to 
prevent the distribution of non-compliant binaries, which is why his 
"theoretical exercise" ended as it did.

-- Ernie P.

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