protecting an Innovation from unlicensed abuse by a rival commercial 3rd party
chuck at codefab.com
Thu Jun 10 16:22:29 UTC 2010
On Jun 10, 2010, at 6:33 AM, Harri Saarikoski wrote:
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You appear to be seeking legal advice; this means you should discuss the matter with your lawyer.
The part I feel free to respond to, involving what OSI-certified licenses mean:
> Matter is complex and our view may be biased so anything close to legal and/or practical and/or personal experience will be well appreciated ! E.g. would there be an OSI-certified LA that would fit this purpose: divide regular users from commercial rivals ?
...is that, by explicit design and intention, OSI-certified licenses do not permit one to distinguish between "regular users", people using in business, or even your "commercial rivals", either. See OSD #6, 6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor.
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