Re: [prePROPOSAL] DFSG (draft 7)
On Fri, Feb 19, 1999 at 06:53:01PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> (i'm almost certainly going to vote against any change to the DFSG but
> here's my comments anyway):
I appreciate the comments :)
> On Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 11:06:26PM -0800, Darren Benham wrote:
> > 2.1. Use
> > --------
> > Anyone must be able to use the software in any way without paying a
> > fee or royalty or performing any special actions.
> "or performing any special actions" is too vague. what's a special action?
> installing the software?
> how about changing that to something like "...or incurring any other
> obligation as a result of the license".
Point taken but the suggestion is... well, this should be read by someone with
a grade school education. Some of the people reading it might not have a good
grasp of the English language (ie. English as a second, third or fourth lang.)
how about "...able to install and use the software..."?
> > 2.5. Distribution
> > -----------------
> > Anyone must be able to give away or sell copies of the software and
> > sources without paying a fee or royalty. However, nobody can be
> > required to distribute the software. This includes modified or derived
> > work.
> this possibly conflicts with the GPL. the GPL requires you to
> distribute/make available the source code for X years if you have ever
> distributed a binary.
Covered in section 3.