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Re: Adobe open source license -- is this licence free?

On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 10:29:27PM -0500, Michael Poole wrote:
> Raul Miller writes:
> > What makes a restriction non-free is that it prevents some free
> > use of the software.
> There's little or no evidence that requiring creators of a derivative
> of some software to identify themselves would prevent a free use of
> the software.  Does that mean the Dissident test is irrelevant?

Well, it would prevent that.  "Free use" implies not having to do
unreasonable things, or agree to onerous terms.  That's why both
the dissident test and choice of venue are non-free.

Raul's definition doesn't help one come to either conclusion, though.

Glenn Maynard

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