Re: ASP loophole - where is the line
Scripsit Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at 05:08:10PM -0800, Mark Rafn wrote:
> > The challenges:
> > In which cases should Joe be forced to give his program to his customer?
> IMO none of them: distributing software to customers is too significant
> a technical burden over and above presenting the output of software
> to customers.
> Distributing the source just once, to a single person or group (eg, the
> upstream author/development community, Debian, the FSF, a government
> organisation like the patent office) and giving them rights to freely
> redistribute the source effectively solves the ASP loophole too,
That's sidestepping the issue. Now: In which of Mark's cases should
Joe be forced to give his program to the upstrem author, Debian, the
FSF, or the government?
Henning Makholm "That's okay. I'm hoping to convince the
millions of open-minded people like Hrunkner Unnerby."