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Re: Dissident versus ASP

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

> On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 07:30:44PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> >     If your program is not distributed to anyone, then the license cannot
> >     require you to distribute it to anyone (no matter how many people
> >     use it or for what purpose, etc).
> Instinctively, this seems a reasonable test to apply to a license.
> Can anyone think of any currently-accepted-as-DFSG-free licenses that
> would fail this test?
> If not, I propose we consider adding this to our battery of tests; maybe
> we could call it the "Towns Test", which is nicely alliterative.  :)

I think the principle is a good one.  Heretofore, our "tests" have
been thought experiments which demonstrate why a particular license
term would be harmful.

I would suggest reformulating this in such terms; as it sits, it's
really just like an extra DFSG section.

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