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.)
From:
Anonymous
OpenID
Identity URL: 
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

If you are unable to use this captcha for any reason, please contact us by email at support@dreamwidth.org


 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

Matthew Garrett

About Matthew

Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags