OSI Section 9

Date: 2018-10-17 12:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I would be quite saddened if the OSI decides that Section 9 of the OSD ("License Must Not Restrict Other Software") does not apply because this is not related to "distribution". Given the rationale of Section 9:

> Distributors of open-source software have the right to make their own choices about their own software.

And if you replace "Distributors" with "Users" (which I think most people would agree makes the statement no less true), the problem with this license from an is-this-OSI-compliant perspective is pretty clear. (Purely out of curiosity, I wonder what RMS and the FSF think of this license.)
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