[License-discuss] Ethical + Support license addition for Apache

Johnny A. Solbu johnny at solbu.net
Fri Aug 9 09:54:46 UTC 2019

On Friday 09 August 2019 09:29, Ofer wrote:
> What if I drop the ethics part and drop the 1$ support minimum?
> The license will only require that users of the code will add themselves to
> a file in the repo with the following fields:
>   * Company/individual name
>   * Description of how the software is used
>   * Support amount (can be 0)

Then you are effectively demanding registration.
That is still not allowed in Free and Open Source software, meaning, that makes it Not Free and Open Source.
I belive the Free Software Foundation would even call it proprietary.

I imagine most of the partitipants on this list would refuse to use software that require them to register in order to use it.

Johnny A. Solbu
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