a proposed change to the OSD

Giacomo A. Catenazzi cate at dplanet.ch
Sat Oct 26 09:39:22 UTC 2002

Russell Nelson wrote:
> I'm going to propose a change the Open Source Definition at our board
> meeting next Thursday.  It is simply this:
> 0) A license may not restrict use or modification of a lawfully
> obtained copy of a work.
> Anybody have problems with this?  Does this have any problems?

I've two questions:
Why this change?
What is really changed by this?
[Somebody can give me some example of real licenses that don't follow
this point? (Bitkeeper's public license?)]


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