Subject: Re: For Approval: Open Source Software Alliance License
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 15:48:55 -0400

Brian Behlendorf writes:
 > On Sun, 28 Sep 2003, Russell Nelson wrote:
 > > Brian Behlendorf writes:
 > >  > It's not flame bait.  Show me an open source license that specifies that
 > >  > each user pay the copyright holder for use.
 > >
 > > You could have a license which specifies that each user have to pay
 > > the copyright holder when they get the software from the copyright
 > > holder.  It would have to allow others to redistribute it without fee,
 > > but the license itself *could* require payment upon recipt from the
 > > copyright holder.  Some people would be perfectly willing to pay.
 > 
 > That doesn't meet the requirement above.  You're saying I could charge for
 > the act of allowing a download to someone.  Very different than what I
 > suggest above.

Indeed, yes.  Sorry for not being clear enough.

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