[License-discuss] OSD and Compulsory User Reporting
chris.lamb at opensource.org
Sat Feb 8 21:51:02 UTC 2020
> Would a license which requires a user to provide information regarding
> use of the software to the author or another party upon request be a
> compliant license?
This would not be a compliant license. In Debian, this is refered to
as the "Desert Island" test, which originated in a 2002 discussion about
the license of the vim editor:
A good test case for whether a license is free (for issues like this)
is whether a disconnected group of people on a desert island could
distribute the software among themselves.
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