a proposed change to the OSD
nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Oct 26 14:50:10 UTC 2002
Giacomo A. Catenazzi writes:
> 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?
Because over the lifetime of OSI, various people have tried to
interpret the OSD as allowing restrictions on usage.
> 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?)]
Yes, BitKeeper's public license. But there's also a pending license
(Sybase) which requires that users indicate their assent to the
license through click-wrap or equivalent. *Users*.
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