Subject: Re: RFC: "Artistic license" for Frontier scripting (repost)
From: "Derek J. Balling" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 12:15:01 -0700

Maybe something like "cannot sell it for anything more than the cost of 
media and transportation costs associated with that media" (e.g., 
CD/shipping, minimal charge to try and recoup the cost of a web 
distribution system, etc.)

ObNote: IANAL, and I can't even impersonate one with the way I write. ;-)

At 03:49 PM 9/24/99 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>Samuel Reynolds scripsit:
> > What I want:
> > o  Anyone can distribute my package without changes, provided
> >    it retains the original copyright statement.
> > o  Nobody can sell my package (unless they make separate
> >    arrangements with me).
>The trick here is that distribution often looks like selling.
>Do you *want* to prohibit distributors from putting your stuff
>on a CD with a Linux or FreeBSD distribution?  That distribution
>is "sold" even though the stuff on it is available elsewhere.
>Or is what you want to prevent people from making and selling
>*closed-source* software derived from your package?
>Or something else?
>John Cowan                         
>        I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin