restricting the use of open source software
David Webber (XML)
david at drrw.info
Sun Mar 27 03:10:36 UTC 2005
I empathsis - but this could be very tough to figure out.
For example - would you want to block the use of your
software by military units delivering humanitarian aid, or
in re-building infrastructure, or medical supplies?
Similarly a supplier like Walmart may deliver goods
to military units - but not be able to necessarily "see"
that - because they are local PO's on credit cards.
It might be clearer to state that your software not
be used directly in weapons systems - that I suspect is
closer to what you are really wanting....?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julien Fer" <julienfer at gmail.com>
To: <license-discuss at opensource.org>
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 5:31 PM
Subject: restricting the use of open source software
> I am interesting in learning about any open source license with the
> particular feature that it forbids use of the software in any
> military application and within military institutions.
> Does anyone know of such a license, or if a modifying clause to an
> existing license (ideally GPL) can possibly add this restriction?
> Many thanks for any information,
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