Free World Licence and clauses 5,6,8 & 9 of OSS definition.

Nick Moffitt nick at
Fri Oct 22 03:34:41 UTC 1999

Quoting Ross N. Williams:
> % 6. No Discrimination Against Fields Of Endeavour.
> %  The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a
> % specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program
> % from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.
> The FWL does not discriminate against any field of endeavour unless
> you argue that there is an implicit correlation between field of
> endeavor and platform.

        How about "Solaris software development"?

> % 8. License Must Not Be Specific to a Product.
> % The rights attached to the program must not depend on the
> % program's being part of a particular software distribution.
> % If the program is extracted from that distribution and used
> % or distributed within the terms of the program's license,
> % all parties to whom the program is redistributed should have
> % the same rights as those that are granted in conjunction
> % with the original software distribution.
> The FWL does not discriminate in relation to a PARTICULAR
> software distribution. Instead, it discriminates in relation
> to a CLASS of distributions - the free ones. 

        Interesting.  This could be a potentially necessary change to
the DFSG and the OSD.

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