[OH Updates] Gated communities
sunnyb7532 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 08:43:56 PDT 2011
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Bruce Perens <bruce at perens.com> wrote:
> On 09/21/2011 04:14 PM, Sunny B wrote:
> I wasn't referring to an NDA. Don't know where you got that or "gated"
> community from. I don't think a community whose only requirement of its
> members is that they agree to an open source license is a gated community.
> How can we keep people who *haven't* signed the agreement from taking all
> liberties that copyright law would permit?
> We would have to prevent people who have not signed from having any access
> to the content. That's a gated community.
> And then we would have to prevent the people who *do* sign on to the
> agreement from providing the content to those who *have not* signed.
> Which would be a non-disclosure term in the contract.
> And the content becomes trade-secret.
OK that makes sense. One term restricting disclosure to a reciprocal open
source license does not really make a contract an NDA in my book, but at
least now I understand what you are getting at. If you think there will be
problems so be it, but a patent or copyright based system seems unworkable
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