Subject: Re: OVPL & "Otherwise Make Available" (was RE: Change ot topic,back to OVPL)
From: Michael Bernstein <>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 01:41:10 -0700

On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 09:05 +0100, Alex Bligh wrote:
> --On 26 August 2005 09:59 +0200 Chris Zumbrunn <> wrote:
> > If I relay my mail through an OVPL licensed SMTP server, does that mean
> > the software was "Otherwise Made Available" to me?
> Yes, I think so. Ditto "externally deployed" as far as the OSL is concerned
> in my opinion. The licensor has let a third party (you) use the software.
> This triggers the obligation to provide source under both licenses.

It seems to me that closing the 'ASP loophole' in combination with the
license-back to the ID violates the spirit of the OSD, though I don't
think I can explain why.

- Michael Bernstein