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Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...

Marco d'Itri writes:

> mdpoole@troilus.org wrote:
>>How do you distinguish a requirement that the user abide by some
>>remote court's process from a requirement that the user pet a cat,
>>volunteer for some personally distasteful organization, etc?  Are
>>those DFSG-free requirements?
> At least, these are obvious limitation on *using* the program (you
> cannot use it unless you actively do something).

They are gratuitous limitations on things outside of the freedoms that
DFSG aims to guarantee, and choice of venue is no different.  Why does
the "actively do something" part matter at all?  Would a license that
prohibits users from doing those things be free, since that is not an
"active" requirement?

Michael Poole

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