Copy-Back License draft for discussion
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Mon Apr 25 13:22:47 UTC 2005
Thorsten Glaser scripsit:
> >About the most that the FLOSS community will accept is a requirement to
> >publicize the change on a web page, not to actively mail it back to you.
> It's not DFSG-free.
The GNU GPL is probably not DFSG-free, either, since it is without consideration
and thus revocable, at least with respect to future rather than current
licensees. As such it fails the Tentacles of Evil test.
<flame>debian-legal is infested with fanatics who interpret legal principles
as if they were code, and think judges are no smarter than CPUs.</flame>
But that, he realized, was a foolish John Cowan
thought; as no one knew better than he jcowan at reutershealth.com
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--Arthur C. Clarke, "The Wall of Darkness"
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