Request for Comment http://www.buni.org/mediawiki/index.php/GAP_Against
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 23 04:53:24 UTC 2007
Quoting Andrew C. Oliver (acoliver at buni.org):
> Please calm down.
I was slightly vexed by being misquoted, but otherwise have seldom been
less bothered in general.
> Rather than defend yourself ....
I'm sorry, but you seem to have attributed to my post something not
present in it: I said nothing promoting the merit of either myself
personally (having not been aware of being personally under discussion)
or of any of my earlier statements. I merely pointed out that Mr. Tilly
had fundamentally misrepresented the latter -- and then corrected what
he said. Again.
> can you perhaps try to stay on the topic please?
If by "the topic" you mean Socialtext's GAP patch paragraph, my OSD#6
analysis of same _was_ recapped inline, in my immediately preceding
post. Please see. Or, alternatively:
> I can't sort what of the below has anything to do with this:
I'm mystified that you could have missed this part, especially since you
literally quoted it in its entirety, but will be glad to copy and paste
Concerning GAP (in distinction to MuleSource's "Exhibit B"), I pointed
out that a licensor invoking its wording...
a display of the same size as found in the [original code]
released by the original licensor
...could require all derivative works to sport a 500-point logo +
company name + URL display, specifically to make commercial use
impractical. I.e., the lack of any limit on size and promience
(completely aside from the OSD#10 issue) provides a method for
licensor to effectively prevent competing commercial use.
The reasoning should be familiar to you, given that you said something
extremely similar on December 12, right here:
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