License Committee Report for September 2008

Russ Nelson nelson at
Wed Nov 5 07:38:53 UTC 2008

Matthew Flaschen writes:
 > Russ Nelson wrote:
 > > The problem here is that you want to prohibit modifications for a good
 > > reason.
 > I don't agree with that.  Modifying software to make it output only
 > unstructured UTF-8, for whatever purpose, should be A-OK under any Open
 > Source license.

But the software isn't outputting unstructured UTF-8.  It's outputting
broken UOML, by definition.  Said definition, again, being the cause
of the problem.

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