Re: OSD && DFSG convergence
On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 12:21:27AM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
> John Goerzen writes:
> > On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 05:08:15PM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
> > > > Further, a case could be made that it violates clase 5 ("No discrimination
> > > > against persons or groups") because it discriminates against people whom
> > > > choose to file legal cases against Apple.
> > >
> > > Sorry, but that's the Constitution's commerce clause all over again.
> > > Once you start using that clause that way, the DFSG may as well say
> > > "Ugh".
> > I don't follow, can you explain?
> Every license that has any interesting terms discriminates. The GPL
> discriminates against people who don't want to give away their code.
> The APSL discriminates against people who don't want to give away
> their patents. The RPSL discriminates against people who want to keep
There is a key difference. The GPL discriminates against people because of
their own actions. The Real license discriminates against people because of
who they are or whom they work for. The APSL discriminates based on things
totally unrelated to software.