Subject: Re: OVPL & "Otherwise Make Available" (was RE: Change ot topic, back to OVPL)
From: Michael Bernstein <>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 07:13:02 -0700

On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 07:56 -0400, Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. wrote:
> ...... Original Message .......
> On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 01:41:10 -0700 Michael Bernstein <> 
> wrote:
> >
> >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.
> >
> Could you at least provide an example of how this might violate the spirit 
> of the OSD? As it stands, it seems perfectly compatible with the OSD to me.

Well, for example, it seems like this combination forces you to reveal
the fact that you are using some particular piece of software, if it is
licensed under the OVPL and being run as a service.

- Michael