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From Glenn Maynard <>
Subject Re: DFSG-freeness of Apache Software Licenses
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2003 02:01:21 GMT
On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 05:39:18PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> A clause that enables the license to a piece of IP in a piece of Free
> Software to be revokable is a useage restriction, and as such, not
> DSFG Free.[1] [It fails DFSG #5 and #6.]

Assuming you mean "revokable under some condition" (not just "revokable
at whim", which is obviously non-free), wouldn't this include GPL #4?

I'm not suggesting that the GPL is non-free, or that the proposed
clause in question is free; just that this statement seems overly

Glenn Maynard

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