[License-discuss] Ethical + Support license addition for Apache
russellmcormond at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 20:11:59 UTC 2019
On Thu, Aug 8, 2019, 11:44 Ofer <blueofer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Let me clarify, I don't determine that, you do :-)
> You use the code, you "Make sure your use of the software complies with
> your own ethical standards", and you decide on the support $ amount.
You appear to have confused readme.txt and license.txt . There is nothing
that disallows a request for donations to be included in a software
distribution, but the OSD disallows demanding royalties or restricting
fields of use.
Ethics is so subjective, that it is hard for it to have any meaning in a
legal context. Things which aren't about the law and enforceability under
the law have no place in license.txt, and only generate confusion.
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