Subject: RE: Question on OSD #5
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:06:28 -0800

Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
> Sounds like a good ticket. Matt, do you want to file it? :-)

Every open source license already "allows private modifications." However
some licenses, including OSL 3.0 and the new Affero GPL, require those
private modifications to be treated as "distributions" under certain
circumstances.

Surely you don't want to prohibit those more aggressive reciprocal/copyleft
licenses?

Please explain here what the "good ticket" actually is before you submit it.

/Larry


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ernest Prabhakar [mailto:ernest.prabhakar@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 1:54 PM
> To: Matthew Flaschen
> Cc: License Discuss
> Subject: Re: Question on OSD #5
> 
> Sounds like a good ticket. Matt, do you want to file it? :-)
> 
> 
> On Dec 13, 2007, at 8:00 PM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> 
> > Chris Travers wrote:
> >
> >> For that matter I would be quite happy if the OSD were amended to
> >> require
> >> licenses to allow for private modifications to comply.
> >
> > I would support this also.  It may be implied by "The license must
> > allow
> > modifications and derived works, and must allow them to be distributed
> > under the same terms as the license of the original software." (note
> > allow, not require).
> >
> > Matt Flaschen