Subject: Re: Subscription/Service Fees - OSI Intent
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 28 Mar 2001 20:53:40 -0800

David Davies <> writes:

> It may or may not be the case that a clause obliging a user to pay a license
> fee would make a license non-compliant with the OSD.  

Well, I kind of think it would.  But the way to test that is to
propose a license which requires a license fee, and to try to get it
OSI certified.  If the license is rejected, I think we can safely say
that it is not open source.