a proposed change to the OSD

Dr. David Alan Gilbert gilbertd at treblig.org
Sat Oct 26 09:54:39 UTC 2002

* Bruce Perens (bruce at perens.com) wrote:
> Copyright law spells out a number of rights, including use and creation
> of derived works. GPL attempts to restrict the creation of derived works
> and contends that linking creates a derived work. This position is not a
> use restriction, but may not be enforcible in court - we need more cases
> to know for sure. Other licenses, like Larry's latest effort, do this
> with something that is more clearly enforcible but rely on a use
> restriction.

Can you explain to me (and the list) what the definition of a 'use restriction' is?

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