Right to Use

Lawrence E. Rosen lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Wed Oct 30 06:12:29 UTC 2002

I mean all of the above (or, more literally, below).  I want the meaning
of *use* to be expansive, limited only by the express provisions of the
OSL license itself.  In this license, I encourage creativity and broad
application of the right to use.

-----Original Message-----
From: Humphreys, Noel [mailto:nhumphreys at AkinGump.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 2:27 PM
To: 'Lawrence E. Rosen'
Subject: Right to Use

Larry: I've been following your innovations with interest.  Now, you
suggest this: 
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. 
Do you have in mind merely "execute the code" when you employ the word
"use" or do you mean to include "make money by means of distribution or
resale" when you employ the word "use."  Do you mean "on your own
machine" or do you mean "anywhere and for the benefit of anyone" when
you employ the word "use"?  
I worry that a court will find the word "use" a more expansive term than
I am guessing that you intend.  Is that a needless worry?  Or does "use"
need a definition?
You may post this to the discussion list if you wish.  I did not do so,
because I don't want to start up unnecessarily  any commotion on the
list.  You know your intent better than I.

Noel D. Humphreys 
noelhumphreys at yahoo.com 

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