Proposal for change to OSD#9

Nils Labugt elabu at
Sun Aug 26 21:42:15 UTC 2007

søn, 26.08.2007 kl. 12.26 -0700, skrev Chris Travers:
> Agreed about the jurisdiction issue.  How is the OSI to evaluate this?
> Are we to start requiring legal input on a jurisdictional level?  THat
> seems to me to be at best counterproductive, and at worst
> discriminatory. 

I agree that this is problematic. Has the question of what makes one
piece of software a derivative work of another one been settled in any
jurisdiction yet?

I think replacing "not a derivative work" with "does not contain" might
be a bit drastic though.

Nils Labugt

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