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Re: IBM CPL v1


In the spirit of Enrico's talk: where does the license ask for your _real_ 

Alle Monday 12 June 2006 11:23, Ben Finney ha scritto:
> Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> > This is in no way a fee.
> I concur that it's not a fee[0].
/me nods

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

Well this is a point I do not agree on, but does it actually matter? The text 
as quoted says:

| Each Contributor must identify itself as the originator of its
| Contribution, if any, in a manner that reasonably allows subsequent
| Recipients to identify the originator of the Contribution.

Besides the fact that I think 'Contributor' is more intended to mean 'company' 
then 'person' I see no 'real identity' in there. A semi-permanent email 
address or a website would suffice, in any case you already have to do this 
for clause 3.A.iv:

|       iv) states that source code for the Program is available from such
| Contributor, and informs licensees how to obtain it in a reasonable manner
| on or through a medium customarily used for software exchange.

Much like in the GPL. I see no passport verification step here ;-).

Groetjes, Peter

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