Subject: Re: Commercializing Open Source Software
From: Brian Bartholomew <bb@wv.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 13:47:08 -0400

> 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?  Because metering mechanisms have big brother applications?
Can you imagine a metering system (run-time or purchase-time) that you
would accept?


League for Programming Freedom (LPF) ftp://ftp.uu.net/doc/lpf/patents.text
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