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Re: OSD && DFSG convergence

Scripsit Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>

> What term of the DFSG *clearly* says that a license cannot require
> click-wrap?

It doesn't say so clearly, but anyone who asks nicely (and sometimes
also people who ask not-so-nicely) will get explained to them how
click-wrap requirements are incompatible with the DFSG.

> And indeed, the DFSG allows click-wrap licenses.

No it doesn't. A licence that enforces a click-wrap fails to grant the
freedom of redistibution and modification that is explicitly required
by the DFSG. The only point that is not spelled out explicitly is that
the freedoms that are required must be available unconditionally -
i.e., not on condition that one jumps through click-wrap hoops.

Henning Makholm          "Den nyttige hjemmedatamat er og forbliver en myte.
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