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

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?
It looks very "active" to me, but maybe I did not choose the right word.


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