Re: DRAFT: debian-legal summary of the QPL
On Tue, 20 Jul 2004, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> All users of the software are given the same license. The license
> itself does not discriminate against them; it does not say "no
> people on a desert island may use this" or similar.
I think you're limiting it to explicit discrimination, whereas I feel
it should apply to effective discrimination as well.
Since the DFSG itself doesn't distinguish between the two in that
clause, the latter is a perfectly reasonable interpretation.
> If other circumstances created by local law or coincidence are
> causing difficulties, then why is that a license problem?
Because it is the license itself is playing a large part in generating
the problem, as opposed to a local law or coincidence itself.
Nothing is as inevitable as a mistake whose time has come.
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