Advertising Clauses in Licenses
nelson at crynwr.com
Wed Feb 13 15:56:41 UTC 2002
Forrest J. Cavalier III writes:
> 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?
You could argue that. We haven't done that, though. Instead, we
consider that you are accepting the permissions granted to you by the
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