[License-discuss] comprehensiveness (or not) of the OSI-approved list

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Fri May 24 02:54:28 UTC 2019

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 5:24 PM VanL <van.lindberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> It is possible that under certain licenses (e.g. GPLv2) that the distributor might need to stop distributing, or identify particular jurisdictions in which it can be distributed, but that doesn't change its open source status.

As to the latter (the prospect of the licensor invoking GPLv2 section
8), my view is that if the licensor does so, the software ceases to be
open source (or free software).


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