Subject: Re: OVPL and open ownership
From: Alex Bligh <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 15:31:54 +0100

--On 26 July 2005 14:53 +0200 Chris Zumbrunn <> wrote:

> Yes, but the original code contributed by the ID would not be granted to
> other contributors under the same terms as they are asked to contribute
> their modifications. That discriminates against all other contributors.

Correct - there is still some asymmetry - if it wasn't for the requirement
of asymmetry, I would be using an existing license!

> Or looking at the same problem from another angle: 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. That's term
> 3 of the OSD. If you tell contributors that they cannot distribute their
> modifications under the same terms as the original contributor did with
> the initial contribution then you are in violation of the OSD.

They can distribute it under the same terms as the original software.
The original s/w is distributed under the terms of the OVPL. Am I missing
something here?