[License-review] New license submission

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sat May 4 06:21:03 UTC 2013

Chris Jones scripsit:

> I understand this can sound confusing at first. To keep things simple,
> please understand there are no restrictions under this license as to how
> the software can be used. However, it can not be sold. Any software or
> code released under the FTL has to be free and remain free for the
> entirety of which the software is released under FTL and the license is
> attached to the software/source code.

That rules out Open Source at once.  All Open Source software can be
freely sold, although it can also be distributed without charge by anyone
in possession of the source code.  Please don't confuse commercial sale
of code (which we favor) with proprietary control of redistribution
(which we oppose).

John Cowan  cowan at ccil.org  http://ccil.org/~cowan
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