Re: PBS License
On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Raul Miller wrote:
>On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 07:16:08PM -0600, John Galt wrote:
>> No, it requires releasability under the SAME license. Clause 5
>> requires modifications to be released with NO restrictions at all,
>> and all licenses necessarily restrict rights, including the OpenPBS
>> license. Therefore modifications cannot be released under the OpenPBS
>I agree that the OpenPBS license requires modifications to be public
>However, I don't see how this conflicts with DFSG. DFSG says:
> 3. Derived Works
> The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow
> them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the
> original software.
>And, public domain works can be distributed under the OpenPBS license.
You're the second one to say that the second half of DFSG 3 is irrelevant
in this case. This solves one of my problems. The second is more thorny.
It seems that the PBS license has the choice of law clause for Virginia, a
UCTIA state. In the past, this was enough to make a license questionable.
Is it enough reason to make it non-free on it's own? Remember, the choice
of law thing actually makes a weird sort of sense, as it IS a click-wrap
license, and UCTIA gives a click-wrap the force of law.
The early worm gets the bird.
Who is John Galt? firstname.lastname@example.org, that's who!