Re: OpenDivX license
> I think Debian (and OSI) needs to decide whether or not this is a
> philosophy they reject, and thus patch the hole in the DFSG/OSD. Or,
> ignore it until it becomes an actual issue. It was this kind of
> ambiguity, as well as a lack of general public interest in seeing problems
> in the OSD/DFSG, that contributed to my resignation from OSI.
There's no hole, and this issue is really very simple:
The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow
them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the
There are no "but"s in that clause.
DFSG explicitly wants the ability of breaking any standard. Imagine a file
in Apache saying: "This code may be used only for implementing the RFC