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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Government License
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:04:15 GMT
On 2 July 2014 09:42, Jan Matèrne <jan@materne.de> wrote:

> Even if you could exclude cyber crime and spying from a legal use by your
> license - do you really think that these users would follow your license?
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of course they would not, but that is beside the point.

If you in a license exclude a specific group of people (like redhaired
vikings), it would not hold up in court, and you run the risk of being sued
for being against a minority. You can anytime exclude a specific use in
your license, a good example is pro. licenses that often exclude use in
conjunction with nuclear plants.

Having made an exclusion in the license, is a possibility to sue for
illegal use, or much more important, in case of goverments, bad press (much
much effective at the fraction of the cost).

rgds
jan I

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> Jan
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> *Von:* Johannes Geppert [mailto:jogep@apache.org]
> *Gesendet:* Mittwoch, 2. Juli 2014 09:37
> *An:* community@apache.org
> *Betreff:* Re: Government License
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> Is it maybe possible not to exclude people or organisations, but concrete
> usage scenarios instead?
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> Like cyber crime and/or spying
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> Johannes
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> 2014-07-02 9:24 GMT+02:00 David Welton <davidw@dedasys.com>:
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> > Closest I've seen in the 'free' area is licensing that forbids military
> > uses.
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> Which is, once again, neither 'free software' nor open source because
> it goes against the definition.  You can't have it both ways: you
> can't exclude people from using it because they are military, gay,
> Illinois nazis, Alaskan women, Liechtensteiners or whatever else you
> happen to dislike.
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> David N. Welton
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