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Re: GPL compatible license?

Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> >> > Not sure if this is possible but would it be fine when modified to read:
> >> >
> >> >         3. Furthermore, if you distribute Elm software or parts of Elm, with
> >> >            or without additions developed by you or others, then you must
> >> >            make available the source to all portions of the new system
> >> >            upon request.
> >> 
> >> I don't think so -- it requires me to keep around a copy of the entire
> >> source for any system I distribute *forever*.
> >
> > Uh?  Where do you read that?
> >
> > Isn't "all portions of the new system" the same as "the entire sourcecode
> > of your fork or what you distribute in binary form"?
> Yes.  And I have to keep it around forever, in case anybody at all
> asks for a copy.  This means that
> a) I can't make some changes, give them to you and a few others, but
>    refuse, in concert with the few who have copies, to give them to
>    Microsoft.  Microsoft can demand a copy of any of us, and we must
>    provide it.
> b) I can't ever clear away that source in favor of a new version, or
>    fail to keep backups of it -- and cheap to access backups too,
>    because anybody can compel me to provide a copy forever.
> Either of these is non-free.  The GPL's alternative -- provide a copy
> of the source with any copy of the binary -- nicely evades both of
> these non-free alternatives.

Since the GPL has the three year clause, adding a "for a minimum
of three years" in the above should fit as well, right?

I'm getting more unhappy each day...



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