SocialText license discussion--call for closure of arguments
Andrew C. Oliver
acoliver at buni.org
Sat Jan 20 11:10:24 UTC 2007
I'm discounting all emotional content of messages in this thread and
focusing on the
> o Just append an advertising clause to MPL 1.1 so onerous that no
> competitors are going to be able within reason to assert their OSD#6
> rights to use the code for any purpose. And then claim in public
> that it's open source, which you'll get away with if you
Do you think this is a fair argument (OSD #6)? It seems to me for this
to be justified the
license would have to specify this clearly: "Must not be used by FirmX"
or "Must not be used to XYZ"
While other licenses, such as Zimbra's which is mentioned in the license
go far enough I think to make the argument that it would be
"impractical", I don't think the license we're discussing goes that
far. I interpret it to warrant space on the splash screen or any
startup notice similar to the original software (I see other problems
with this but not OSD #6).
Can you clarify or make a stronger case for why it makes #6 impossible?
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