[openip] Re: GNU License for Hardware

Bernard Lang Bernard.Lang at inria.fr
Sat Oct 23 10:46:47 UTC 1999

Cf. your ptoposal below ...

why not ... seems fair ... except it does not work

- how do you hendle sharing revenues between contributors ?

- how do you share responsibility for the software you are now selling ?

- it introcuces viscosity in the sytems,... more things to bother with

   and most people do not want to bother ...

read the litterature on libre development... your scheme is just to
complex ... and too constraining ...

But since you object to free (gratis) contributions, I suggest you be
consistent and buy solaris or SCO.


On Thu, Oct 21, 1999 at 10:15:40PM +0100, Angelo Schneider wrote:
> > 
> > If people have to pay per copy, then the program is not free software,
> > and it is also not open source software.
> I do not get that.
> a) One uses my software to gain profit:
> 	he has to share his profit with me
> b) One uses my source to derive work:
> 	he has to chare his work with mine
> Both can get the source of my software for free, and can distribute 
> it under the same terms they recieved it.
> So GPL is not applicable.
> But why is that not "open source" or "community source"?
> Because it is not for free?
> So far you failed to express what free realy means ... (in your view).
> For me it will never be an option to work and to give my work away for 
> nothing. (I did it often enough and allways got ripped off)
> If you use my source, you have to contribute to it (so that I'm FREE
> to use that contribution AS I LIKE!) As you may use you contribution
> If you use my software and earn money with that use, you have to
> contribute
> money to my work.
> Quite easy.
> Each  NON PROFIT organization may use my software without fee and may
> use
> my source without fee as long as it contributes its modifications to
> that 
> source.
> Each profit organization has to chare it's profit with me, on a per
> copy,
> on a per site or whatever base.
> Both kinds of organizations have full access to the source, so whats the 
> problem?
> Both kinds of organizations should give me the right to re-use their 
> modifications.
> Free means for me: you can get the source without additional charge.
> You can even give away that source, it depend wat the new recipient 
> does with it.
> Angelo
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