Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes
Ean Schuessler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > If, therefore, OSD-free gets written into some law granting special
> > patent rights to free software, say, then that's something that we can
> > all live with quite happily.
> You are assuming that the use of the definitions won't be inverted.
> Suppose that laws, like the DMCA, begin to state that certain licenses
> that don't have "viral properties" are OK for free patent use but things
> like the GPL aren't. It would cause us to have to reevaluate non-free in
> a radically painful way. That's a far-fetched example but I'm sure
> someone could create a more frightening and realistic one with some
My sentence said what it said. I spoke of *OSD-free*, which
unquestionably includes the GPL. And I spoke of laws which grant
special rights, not which restrict them.