Subject: Re: Disallowing distribution of binaries
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 12:58:32 -0700

begin  J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) quotation:

> Distributions contribute IMHO to an underlying part of the free
> software philosophy: enabling everyone to use free software. Building
> software from source is something only a small part of humankind knows
> (or wants to know) how to do.

One might agree that this is all quite true (or not), but it doesn't
answer the gentleman's very relevant question about his proposed
licence's OSD-compliance.  It's a fascinating proposal, from that and
other perspectives.  (I'm going to have to ponder the factual question,
before replying.)

> There are quite a few examples of businesses making money from free
> software (e.g. Cygnus Solutions, Signum, Prosa)....

I believe you misspelled "Red Hat, Signum, Linuxcare".  ;->

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