For Approval: GPLv3

Rick Moen rick at
Thu Aug 16 17:29:56 UTC 2007

Quoting Chris Travers (chris at

> my concern is that we have to decide where exactly to draw the line wrt 
> discrimination against fields of endeavor.  Either we take the line that 
> "if the license does not explicitly name any such fields, then it is not 
> discriminatory" or we take the line that "discrimination may be 
> explicitly state or implied, or simply collateral damage of the license."

Once again, I, for one, don't accept your fundamental assumption that
"the profession of locking people out of the ability to run modified
software on particular pieces of hardware" qualifies as "a field of
endeavour" within the meaning of OSD#6.

Which means that the question of where to draw lines _among_ fields of
endeavour, if at all, does not arise.

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