Right to Use

Lawrence E. Rosen lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Tue Oct 29 17:32:40 UTC 2002

I have added the following provision to the OSL version 1.1.

   15) Right to Use. You may use the Original Work in all ways
   not otherwise restricted or conditioned by this License or
   by law, and Licensor promises not to interfere with or be
   responsible for such uses by You. 

I don't actually believe that this provision is legally necessary in
many jurisdictions but, just in case, I wanted to express the
understanding of the open source community about the *use* of software.
This will become the "law of the contract" in licensor jurisdictions
where the parties can agree to almost any damn fool thing they want to
and will be bound to it.

The new provision is in www.rosenlaw.com/osl1.1.html, a DRAFT license.

Any suggestions?


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