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.
> 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 ;-).
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