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Re: ocaml, QPL and the DFSG: New ocaml licence proposal.



On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 05:53:14 -0400 (EDT) Walter Landry wrote:

> Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > So this solves most of the issues, and we need to go through the QPL
> > 3b again, but upstream feels it is a reasonable clause, and would
> > like to keep it.
> 
> I'm sure that anyone would love to have that kind of term in a
> license.  It still feels non-free to me.

Agreed: I'm another one who feels that QPL 3b is non-free.

It forces me to grant to the initial developer more rights to my code
than he/she granted me to his/her own code.

I feel that this does not satisfy DFSG 3, because I'm allowed to
distribute my modifications "under the same terms as the license of the
original software" to anyone I like *but* to the initial developer.
The initial developer automatically gets a more permissive license grant
for my modifications...

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