[OH Updates] $2.5 mil in funding, but must open source -- and upverter making the rounds...
bruce at perens.com
Wed Sep 14 19:14:15 PDT 2011
On 09/14/2011 07:06 PM, Andrew Stone wrote:
> In that model I proposed I was intending to do OSS. So I suppose if
> you really wanted to not share your designs you could just DL the code
> and comment out the portion of the code that uploads your designs.
Yes, because the upload requirement can't be enforced in a true Open
Source license, due to the Open Source Definition language that prevents
restriction of a particular field of endeavor.
The reason I put that field of endeavor language in was that I was using
Berkeley SPICE, the analog circuit simulator, and there was a provision
in SPICE that disallowed its use by the Police of South Africa. But by
1997 Apartheid was dead, and those police were black, but the license
provision still existed! And thus achieved the exact opposite of what
Maybe we can convince those guys to dual-license their online tool as I
proposed for LexisNexis. But not sure it would drive profit for them as
it did for LN.
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