[Fsf-friends] Item-9 in Open Source Definition
raju at linux-delhi.org
Tue Nov 25 07:36:50 IST 2008
On Monday 24 Nov 2008, Mani A wrote:
> It is obvious that Clause 9 in http://opensource.org/docs/osd
> is against the principles of FOSS.
> (Quote "The license must not place restrictions on other software
> that is distributed along with the licensed software.
> For example, the license must not insist that all other programs
> distributed on the same medium must be open-source software. ")
> Obviously it is not being modified due to corporate pressure.
> Even http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
> does not explicitly find fault with it.
> This must change.
Er, why? All that the clause says is that you are allowed to
distribute, e.g., nVidia drivers along with Ubuntu on the same CD if
you want. It doesn't impact the freedom of free software in any way.
AFAIR the GPL also contains a similar clause.
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