Open Source License Question
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Fri Oct 29 08:21:38 CEST 2004
Michael Foord wrote:
> Joachim Bowman:
>>Michael Foord wrote:
>>>I'd also like to prevent people
>>>selling derivative works where my stuff forms the substantial part of
>>>I'd prefer to use an OSI approved license - but it's not essential.
>>These two don't go together. Read "6. No Discrimination Against Fields
>>of Endeavor" in "The Open Source Definition".
> I don't see a conflict at all on that point.....
Well, selling a derivative work of your software is some kind of
endeavor. If you include a restriction in your license forbidding this,
it doesn't comply to The Open Source Definition.
You will not find any OSI approved license which will include a clause
like the one you probably have in mind.
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