[License-discuss] Does Non-Profit Open Software License fulfill the open source definition?

Vaclav Petras wenzeslaus at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 03:54:14 UTC 2016

Hello all,

the Non-Profit Open Software License [1] has non-profit amendment which
discriminates against for-profit, i.e. commercial use. It seems to me that
this clear violates the Open Source Definition [2] because it discriminates
against a specific field of endeavor. Can somebody please explain to me why
OSI lists the license as open source [3]? Is there something I'm missing?

Thanks you,

[1] https://opensource.org/licenses/NPOSL-3.0
[2] https://opensource.org/definition
[3] https://opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical
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