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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: fair use (was Re: What licenses in category X satisfy criterion #2?)
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2008 17:33:26 GMT
Joe Schaefer wrote:
> --- Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> 
>> On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Joe Schaefer
>> <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>>>  So there are two issues as far as copyright goes
>>> then,
>>>
>>>  1) what is the licensing on the tarball we
>>>    distribute,
>>>  2) what is the licensing on the executable that
>>>    the user (ie second party) actually runs?
>> Yes for 1.
> 
> Perhaps we should refine #1 to ask "What is the
> licensing on the actual product we distribute?".
> This would allow us to ignore questions about build
> dependencies and test suite dependencies and startup
> scripts, since the licensing on those chunks of
> software do not impact the licensing on the actual
> product.

+1 - well put.

>> On #2, it is important to realize that our licensees
>> may not actually
>> run the code themselves, but may sublicense our code
>> for distribution to fourth parties.
> 
> True, but in the case of optional dependencies, those
> distributors should be able to remove whatever options
> they do not want to provide to their users, without 
> impacting the "default" operation of the product.

+1

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