Subject: Re: Commercializing Open Source Software
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: 5 Apr 1999 18:09:49 -0000

Brian Bartholomew writes:
 > > I am sure that the OSI board would reject use licensing, because it
 > > recently did just that.
 > 
 > Why was it rejected?  Because charging for use is not what OSS is
 > about?

It was Larry McVoy's proposed BitKeeper license.  The license included
a requirement to run a regression test, required notification of use,
and prohibited modifications.  It wasn't a use license per se, but it
amounted to one.

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