[License-discuss] License which requires watermarking? (Attribution Provision)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Dec 19 22:05:10 UTC 2012

Minor correction (proving that I shouldn't post to these subjects in a
hurry while working on other things):

> Getting back to what I was groggily trying to say last night:  My sense
> is that OSI's approval of CPAL back in '07 was motivated in part by a
> perception that a modest badgeware requirement was one arguably
> reasonable method for giving reciprocal licensing enforcement power in
> ASP/SaaS deployment, and that Socialtext's CPAL proposal wasn't so
> extreme in its requirements as to preemptively kill third-party
> commercial competition the way badgeware licensing usually does (the OSD
> #3 concern I cited).

Intended reference was OSD #6 (discrimination against fields of

Creative steps to cripple commercial reuse rights for others are a
recurring theme, I notice.

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