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