Re: Clause 7d
Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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