[License-discuss] a Free Island Public License?

Jeremy C. Reed reed at reedmedia.net
Fri Dec 16 17:03:07 UTC 2011

> > This software is licensed for any purpose excepting
> > the right to make publicly available derived works 
> > which depend exclusively upon non-free components.

On Fri, 16 Dec 2011, Chad Perrin wrote:

> TL;DR Summary:
>     My take would be that this satisfies the conditions of the Open
>     Source Definition, though I may have overlooked something in my first
>     reading.

I think it conflicts with criterion #9.

>  It appears to also satisfy the conditions of the FSF/GNU
>     Four Freedoms

I think it conflicts with the first freedom.

> and the Debian Free Software Guidelines,

I think it conflicts with description of the first point.

>  but fail to
>     satisfy the conditions of the Copyfree Standard Definition.  It
>     appears to qualify as a copyleft license, but a somewhat atypical
>     example of a copyleft license, in that its proliferation mechanism is
>     not tied directly to proliferation of itself.

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