Subject: Re: OVPL & "Otherwise Make Available" (was RE: Change ot topic,back to OVPL)
From: Chuck Swiger <>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 14:47:25 -0400

Lawrence Rosen wrote:
>> Is making the output of a program publicly available 
>> "external deployment"?
> In OSL, no.


>> Is making a program available for remote execution "external 
>> deployment"?
> In OSL, yes.
> Or at least that's what I intended. Do you also read section 5 that way?
> (See

Yes, I read it that way.

OK.  Let's return to an earlier comment:

> Nope.  External deployment occurs in the OSL when the software is 
> "used by anyone other than You," not when it merely delivers email to 
> those people.

Does the prior discussion change this?

I think the OSL would apply to the people responsible for setting up the mail 
server at their organization, assuming they were to run SMTP software licensed 
under the OSL.  But the OSL would not be applicable to people sending mail *to* 
that site.

And it would also not apply to Jane Random User who simply sends mail via her 
organization's SMTP server...?