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Re: Clause 7d

Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
> Well, I did devise a potentially Free alternative for the infamous clause 7d 
> after an hour or two's thought.
> The key point here was that the clause suffered from specifying means rather 
> than ends, which we have diagnosed as a major source of license drafting 
> errors.  By restricting the functionality of the program and all derivative 
> works, it causes endless trouble.  Instead, I attempted to rewrite this as a 
> restriction which could be imposed on the recipients of the license.
> So here it is:
> "7d. They may require that propagation of a covered work which causes it to 
> have users other than You, must enable all users of the work to make and 
> receive copies of the work."

If all you are trying to do is make the clause more palatable, then I
agree that this is an improvement.  But I still think it is not free.
Please define "user".  In particular, consider these mails



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