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Re: must send modifications license acceptable?



On Sun, Aug 26, 2007 at 02:50:50AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Patrice Dumas wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 11:16:34PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> A requirement to send modifications to anybody is non-free. A request to 
>>> do so as in the Academic Free License is not.
>> A request? It is not a request, it is an obligation, there is a 'must':
>>   You must make a reasonable effort under the circumstances to obtain the  
>>  express assent of recipients.
>
> Checking again, this section comes under "Acceptance and Termination"
>
> "You must make a reasonable effort under the circumstances to obtain the 
> express assent of recipients to the terms of this License"
>
> This does not talk about sending modifications to the original author or to 
> anyone else for that matter. It only tells you to make reasonable efforts 
> to communicate the terms of the license to recipients bound by it.

Ah, ok, I understand it now. Sorry for that, it is really an english 
issue...

> Any license that mandates a requirement to send all modifications to the 
> original authors is clearly non-free.  Academic Free License does not do 
> that. The other licenses you quotes appear to do this.

Ok. It is noted in the texlive review, and I think that there is some
review by legal.

--
Pat


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