Subject: Re: compatibility and the OSD
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 12:28:53 -0700

Quoting Russell Nelson (

> OSD#3 says "The license must allow modifications and derived works."
> It doesn't say "The license must allow some modifications and derived
> works."  Neither does it say "The license must allow all modifications
> and derived works."  We, however, behave as if it says the latter, not
> the former.  Any reason why we shouldn't?

The latter is obviously the intent, in my view.  

Minor point of order:  Given that Bob wasn't submitting a licence for
OSI approval, this has all been a (possibly entertaining, conceivably
enlightening) off-topic digression.  Ergo, Bob might get thoughtful
responses, but shouldn't be surprised if few bother. hasn't yet been launched.

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