[OSM-legal-talk] Rights granted to OSMF (Section 2 of the CT)

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Mon Apr 18 23:18:49 BST 2011

On 18/04/11 22:41, Simon Ward wrote:
> The only “restriction” I have seen is that some software developers
> perceive reciprocal licences as a hindrance because the reciprocal
> licenses prevent them from removing freedoms from the end user.

Yes they never seem to work out that they are users as well.

> The GPL doesn’t explicitly mention “commercial” distribution (except for
> when providing an offer of source code), but does say that charging for
> the software is not excluded.  I think that is far less ambiguous.

The CTs are more similar to the FSD than the GPL. The FSD states:

"“Free software” does not mean “noncommercial.” A free program must be
available for commercial use, commercial development, and commercial
distribution. "


- Rob.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 490 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/legal-talk/attachments/20110418/02795272/attachment.pgp>

More information about the legal-talk mailing list