Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes
Russell Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Thomas Bushnell, BSG writes:
> > Russell Nelson <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Henning Makholm writes:
> > > > This denies a user the right to make modifications and distribute the
> > > > modified software (with source code) to his neighbour *without* also
> > > > distributing it to the public at large.
> > > >
> > > > The consensus on debian-legal that this right is a sine qua non for
> > > > DFSG-freedom is strong and well established.
> > >
> > > Where does it say this in the DFSG?
> > Number 3 requires this.
> No, it doesn't. The RPSL allows modifications. It allows derived
> works. It allows them to be distributed under the same terms as the
> license of the original software. Since it complies with all three of
> these terms, it complies with the logical and of them, which is #3.
No no, you miss the point. The original software can be distributed
without telling anyone anything except the recipient.
The modified software can be distributed only if you tell the public
at large. That is a different condition.