Re: is this free?
On Mon, Nov 22, 1999 at 07:56:29PM -0800, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > it discriminates against people without regular internet access.
> 1. The IBM and Apple licenses also ask for you to have a URL where your
> modifications can be found. I suspect things under those licenses are
> already accepted into main. This is specificaly negociated _for_debian_
> from IBM and Apple's previous policy, which required email with _every_
This requirement, which is essentially a requirement that modifications
must be broadcast, is very different from the AT&T requirement that
anyone who uses the software is responsible for monitoring a web site.
> 2. Many people are capable of putting something on the web for you if you
> mail them a floppy. I'd do it if asked. I also give out free web sites
> to worthy causes, as do many people. So I don't think that regular internet
> access is a true barrier, and there are few places left in the world where
> irregular access can not be had.
This has nothing to do with the AT&T requirement.
> 3. I think it's _really_ stretching the point, anyway.
> 4. It's not a usage fee, and usage fees _would_ run awry of the DFSG.
It sounds like you're thinking of a different license's requirements
here, for "it".