Subject: Re: GNU and classified software
From: Frank Hecker <frank@collab.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 19:24:25 -0400

Frank Hecker wrote:
> Assume "distribution" does occur. I believe, and I think many would
> agree, that an organization creating software and distributing it under
> a free software (or open source) license can arbitrarily choose to whom
> they distribute it; they are not compelled by the FSF criteria nor by
> the OSD to distribute it to everyone. Thus there is no problem arising
> solely from choosing to distribute classified software under a free
> software license to only those who have proper clearances. The OSD and
> FSF criteria rather prohibit placing restrictions on the licensors'
> ability to redistribute to certain groups.

Oops...  I meant "The OSD and FSF criteria rather prohibit placing
restrictions on the _licensees'_ ability to redistribute to certain
groups."

Frank
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