[License-discuss] The license of OpenMotif (Open Group Public License)

Johnny A. Solbu johnny at solbu.net
Thu Oct 25 21:44:23 UTC 2018

On Thursday 25 October 2018 22:56, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Any ideas why it's so clear-cut that this license violates the DFSG or the OSD?

The licence restrict what you can do with the program. It says that you cannot use the program on a nonfree operating system, which also means any operating systems released by Microsoft and Apple.
That makes the program nonfree, which makes it proprietary.

It is not enough to have the source code, one also need the freedom to change it and to run it however the user see fit, on any operatng systems the user see fit.

Johnny A. Solbu
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