AW: For Approval: The netX Public Lisense (in plain text)

Josh Berkus josh at
Sat Oct 30 20:05:41 UTC 2010

On 10/30/10 12:05 AM, Carlo Piana wrote:
> If the license remains unchanged in this respect, I urge OSI to reject it.

I agree.  As a non-attorney, I cannot say if this license violates the
technical definition of open source, but it certainly violates the
spirit of it.

The purpose of open source is to protect *user's* rights to modify
software.  *Not* to protect the interests of an originating company.
What we have here is a company trying to gain the PR benefits of open
source without actually adopting any of its principles; we should not
encourage them further.

--Josh Berkus

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