Re: NEW ocaml licence proposal by upstream, will be part of the 3.08.1 release going into sarge.
On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> > Now consider a similar license with one change: only the original
> > developer may release under a proprietary license. Such a change
> > reduces the number of people who can take the software proprietary. It
> > seems like if the case above is a Free license, then this one would be
> > as well, and would actually be preferable.
> This is not Free. It gives these grants:
> 1) Distribute with source, passing this license along.
> 2) or, if you're Bob, under a proprietary license without source.
> Now I have only one grant of permission. I have to pass along 2, but
> I don't get to take advantage of it at all.
Since it was specified that Bob holds the copyright, this licence is equivalent
to the same licence without clause 2 at all.