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From "Lawrence Rosen" <lro...@rosenlaw.com>
Subject RE: Third-party licensing policy: OSL 3.0
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2007 15:11:46 GMT
> Also, it seems that the requirement "Licensor agrees to provide a
> machine-readable copy of the Source Code of the Original Work along
> with each copy of the Original Work that Licensor distributes." is
> explicitly opposed to the binary-only requirement for category B
> libraries.

Note that it is the LICENSOR who provided the software to Apache who must
provide the source code, not the LICENSEE. Distributing a binary copy
doesn't breach that condition, as long as the LICENSOR makes his source code
available or links to it on the web.

/Larry


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jukka Zitting [mailto:jukka.zitting@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 6:25 AM
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Subject: Re: Third-party licensing policy: OSL 3.0
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On 10/19/07, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> > What's the status of the Open Software License, version 3.0 (C), in
> > relation to our third-party licensing policy?
> 
> Ctrl-C, not Shift-C... the link is http://www.rosenlaw.com/OSL3.0.htm
> 
> AFAIUI OSL is similar to LGPL, so I'm wondering if OSL also will be in
> category X.
> 
> Also, it seems that the requirement "Licensor agrees to provide a
> machine-readable copy of the Source Code of the Original Work along
> with each copy of the Original Work that Licensor distributes." is
> explicitly opposed to the binary-only requirement for category B
> libraries.
> 
> BR,
> 
> Jukka Zitting
> 
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