Subject: Re: binary restrictions?
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 22:48:26 -0400 (EDT)

Karsten M. Self scripsit:

> It's not clear whether or not condition 1 implies that all
> modifications and derived works must be freely distributable, 

The MIT and BSD licenses make no such demand.  GPL != Open Source.

> > Anyone could redistribute
> > the "official" source (but *not* modified source).  
>                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> This expressly violates condition 3.

Not.  Licenses that only permit patch distribution can be Open Source.

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