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Re: LPPL and non-discrimination

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>:

>   "Substantial modifications are permitted, and may be distributed, at
>   which point the modifier must either pay to ABC Software Inc the sum
>   of USD 1,000 for each occurrence of distribution by the modifier, or
>   grant to ABC Software Inc a permanent, non-exclusive, paid-up,

>   royalty-free, irrevocable license to incorporate the modified work or
>   any portion thereof into its own proprietary software."
> I feel sure that such a clause would immediately start alarm bells
> ringing in almost any Debian developer's head; why they do not so when
> other licenses confiscate things of value from modifers of "free"
> software is a mystery to me.

It's a non-exclusive licence, so nothing is being confiscated.
Obviously the modifier is losing the possibility of granting someone
else an exclusive licence, but that's the case with the GPL, too.


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