Subject: Re: Simple Public License, draft
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 1 Sep 1999 17:27:52 -0400

   Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 17:10:59 -0400
   From: Justin Wells <>

     Finally, you agree not to use our software to create a competing
     product, meaning one which includes some part of our software, and
     which has, at least in part, a similar purpose.

It's very hard to determine whether two products compete with one
another.  I wouldn't call a license which puts that burden on me

Suppose you simply release the source under the GPL, and make it clear
that you will permit a nontransferrable source license which fewer
restrictions on a case by case basis?