inconsistency in OSD- software (#2) v. licenses/rights (every other plank)
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Wed Aug 1 06:55:42 UTC 2007
Luis Villa wrote:
> I dropped "Where some form of a product is not distributed with source
> code, there must be a well-publicized means of obtaining the source
> code..." since translating those clauses into a license requirement
> would obviously preclude the BSD and other such licenses.
The BSD license is only really a source code licence. A BSD derived
binary that has been modified is not open source. The source code is
easily obtainable for binaries from unmodified source code, even though
one might not get it from the distributor of the binary.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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