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Re: OSD && DFSG convergence

On Sun, Jan 26, 2003 at 09:54:54PM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
>  > 	I fail to see how a useful software license could be DFSG-free
>  > and have a detrimental click-wrap license.  Perhaps you could provide an
>  > example?
> Here's an example, but more to the point, where in the DFSG does it
> say that a license can't require click-wrap?
> http://opensource.org/licenses/sybase.php
> 2.1(c) Whenever reasonably feasible you should include the copy of
> this License in a click-wrap format, which requires affirmative
> acceptance by clicking on an "I accept" button or similar
> mechanism. If a click-wrap format is not included, you must include a
> statement that any use (including without limitation reproduction,
> modification or distribution) of the Software, and any other
> affirmative act that you define, constitutes acceptance of the
> License, and instructing the user not to use the Covered Code in any
> manner if the user does not accept all of the terms and conditions of
> the License.

This places a restriction on modification, failing DFSG #3.



(Unless the "reasonably feasible" or "should" parts turn this into an
optional request, but that's a detail.)

Glenn Maynard

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