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Re: RE-PROPOSED: The Dictator Test

Branden Robinson wrote:
> The Dictator Test:
>   A licence is not Free if it prohibits actions which, in the absence of
>   acceptance of the licence, would be allowed by copyright or other
>   applicable laws.
>   License grantors do not have a private right of legislation; that is,
>   they are not dictators who can subject you to their personal jurisdiction
>   through a license.

Sounds like an excellent test to me.

One naming suggestion: The most common type of license to fail this test
is one that restricts _use_ of the software, as opposed to copying,
modification, and distribution.  Therefore, how about the "Freedom Zero

- Josh Triplett

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