[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Dec 13 06:23:41 UTC 2006

Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> Yes, it's a big disincentive - as
> would having to relicense your application to be GPL rather than another
> license just because that code you desire is GPL-licensed.

One is a licensing restraint, while the other is a restraint that hurts
usability.  The OSD seems to be much more tolerant of the former.

> [H]ow much harm is
> done by saying such a no-UI project can't use code from the badgeware
> project?
>     Brian

I don't see how that restriction could possibly be allowed by OSD #10
(License Must Be Technology-Neutral).  I think #10 is meant to avoid
such arbitrary boundaries.

Matthew Flaschen

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