Embargoing certain countries, but still being open source
cowan at ccil.org
Wed Sep 23 06:59:25 UTC 2009
Anton Lauridsen scripsit:
> I have a couple of Open Source projects, licensed under BSD, but for
> which I have the complete copyright. I am contemplating to change the
> license into something, which prevents US citizens and/or interests,
> directly or indirectly from using my software.
> Does such a license already exist?
I doubt it.
> if not, would it still be considered open source?
It would not. It directly contravenes OSD #5:
5. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups
The license must not discriminate against any person or group
> If such a license does not exist, how do I go about creating one?
The question is highly off-topic, and I doubt anyone on the list
has any interest in helping you do so.
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