[License-discuss] [Fedora-legal-list] The license of OpenMotif (Open Group Public License)

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Tue Mar 19 01:12:01 UTC 2019

> On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 3:36 AM Florian Weimer wrote:
> > Is it necessary that an open source license must allow porting to
> > proprietary systems?  I don't think so today.  But based on what I
> > found out about the OpenMotif license, people actually thought that
> > back then.  This surprises me.  Has this changed?

I'm not sure if this was at all a concern in the past, but the license is
confusing in how it states the "open source" operating system limitation,
and it's possible to read it as prohibting, for example, running Open Motif
on a privately-modified version of Debian or Fedora.

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