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"Open Source" Motif



TOG have released Motif under an "Open Source" license which isn't. (See
also /. coverage at http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/05/15/1229207 )

Quoting http://www.opengroup.org/openmotif/license/:
>"Open Source" programs mean software for which the source code is available
>without confidential or trade secret restrictions and for which the source
>code and object code are available for distribution without license charges.

But on http://www.opengroup.org/openmotif/ they do link to the OSD which has
the real definition of "Open Source".

>The rights granted under this license are limited solely to distribution
>and sublicensing of the Contribution(s) on, with, or for operating systems
>which are themselves Open Source programs

Which puts it in the same category as Qt v1: not DFSG-free, free or Open
Source.

Someone feel like getting them to change their license or their terminology?

Ray
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