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Re: DRAFT d-l summary of the OSL v2.0

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 03:30:42PM -0400, Jeremy Hankins wrote:
> The bigger issue, though, is that I didn't provide a DFSG section for
> the first problem.  The closest the DFSG comes to prohibiting use
> restrictions is #6 ("No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor"), but
> I'm uncomfortable using that for this issue -- is "deploying software
> without providing source" a field of endeavor)?.

I don't think that it is, but I also don't think I can do any better
than make "soft" arguments in support of my position --- that is,
references to the "intent" of DFSG 6 and "historical practice".

I do not think DFSG 6 is worded clearly enough to stave a determined
dictionary attack.  :)  The examples in its text are suggestive, but not

> If "a specific field of endeavor" is intended that broadly, it should
> be reworded, IMHO.

I agree.

G. Branden Robinson                |       Yesterday upon the stair,
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       I met a man who wasn't there.
branden@debian.org                 |       He wasn't there again today,
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |       I think he's from the CIA.

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