Advertising Clauses in Licenses
Forrest J. Cavalier III
mibsoft at mibsoftware.com
Mon Feb 11 12:56:14 UTC 2002
Russell Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote (in part)
> There is much in the OSD which is insufficiently explicit. For
> example, we have maintained that there are no possible restrictions
> a license could put on users, because there is no possible mechanism
> one could use to constraint them, because no approved license can
> require that the user execute a license (OSD#7).
I think it is a problem that "execute a license" is not defined.
As far as I can tell, the GPL is indeed a license. And making
a modified version, or distributing a copy, binds you to the
license. Isn't that executing a license?
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