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Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes

No need to CC me, I'm on the list.

Henning Makholm writes:
 > I dimly recall that the test we applied in the IBM was: If the patent
 > licence grant and its associated termination clause were deleted from
 > the license, would it then be free? The answer was "yes", and the
 > license should not become less free by granting more rights, even if
 > those extra rights apply only in limited cases.

That is the proper principle to apply -- the same one that applies to
the RPSL.

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