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Re: IBM CPL v1

Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:

> frx@firenze.linux.it wrote:
> >I mean: may I be an anonymous Contributor?
> >Being forced to disclose my own real identity is a significant
> >restriction: it would render software under the CPL non-free (because
> >it's a fee, see DFSG#1).

> This is in no way a fee.

I concur that it's not a fee[0].

Regardless, a requirement to disclose one's real identity does fail
the Dissident test and is thus non-free.


[0] I do feel that an individual's private information is effectively
a valuable property that can be traded at the individual's discretion
in pieces for other things of value.

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Ben Finney

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