Re: FWD: Analog licence violates DFSG
Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Joey Hess wrote:
> > 1.Any action which is illegal under international or local law is forbidden by
> > this licence. Any such action is the sole responsibility of the person
> > committing the action.
> > This provision of the licence blatently violates section 6 of
> > the DFSG which states:
> > 6.No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
> > The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program
> > in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the
> > program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic
> > research.
> I don't follow; maybe I'm just being dense, but section 1 seems like a
> no-op to me, a cover-your-ass by the attorney who wrote it to cover
I rather agree.
It does seem that if you break the law using the software, you've set
your self up for a legal double whammy -- a criminal trial and a
license violation suit.
see shy jo