Mathias Hasselmann wrote: > Hello, > > Sparse uses The Open Software License v. 1.1 which contains this clause: > > 9) Acceptance and Termination. If You distribute copies of the > Original Work or a Derivative Work, You must make a reasonable > effort under the circumstances to obtain the express and > volitional assent of recipients to the terms of this License. > > What does this mean for hosting a public git repository to organize > sparse patches? Do I have to put some "Accept License" page in front > of it? How do I force git to show that "Accept License" page when > downloading from that repository? > > What does this clause mean for sending patches to the mailing list. > Shouldn't the patches be attached as password protected source archive > and the message contain something like "By extracting that archive you > declare to obey the terms of The Open Software License"? > > Maybe that password thing is a solution for making git repositories > OSL compliant?
Oh dear, I just found out that Debian considers OSL 1.1 non-free, though not for this clause (which does seem particularly onerous), but for clause 10. That could be a problem for us GLib guys, as that would force gnome into contrib! Rob > Thank you, > Mathias > >  http://taschenorakel.de/git/sparse -- Rob Taylor, Codethink Ltd. - http://codethink.co.uk - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-sparse" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html