Restrictions in license

Ben Tilly btilly at
Sun Sep 25 23:40:27 UTC 2005

On 9/25/05, Brian Behlendorf <brian at> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Sep 2005, Russell Nelson wrote:
> > Joerg Friedrich writes:
> It looks like rule #3 might address this, but it's hard to tell.  Such
> a license would certainly "allow modifications", just not all possible
> ones.  Should #3 have read "allow ALL modifications"?


> I think such a license would be abhorrant, but we need a better answer as
> to why it's not allowed by the OSD.  Are there any existing certified
> licenses that changing #3 to "allow ALL modifications" would affect?

Yes.  See the GPL, section 2c.


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