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From Tor-Einar Jarnbjo <Tor-Ei...@Jarnbjo.de>
Subject Re: CLA issues Was: java.sql.*
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2006 23:25:03 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:

> It's not OSS if the author can do that arbitrarily.  Think about it - 
> you could wait until something is really popular, and then go shake 
> down every user using it...

Not necessarily the users directly, but at least the enity, which is 
managing the reproduction and distribution rights. The point is to 
guarantee the author an "adequate commision" if e.g. more copies of his 
work are published than the author was able to expect when he granted 
the original publishing license. The idea does not match very well with 
free as in free beer, but this is indeed the legal situation in most 

> Heh.
> Double heh.

Yes, heh.


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