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Vita Nuova Liberal Source License falsely claims Free Software compatibi
Vita Nuova Liberal Source License falsely claims Free Software compatibility
Fri, 4 Feb 2005 00:44:24 +0000 (UTC)
Recently I was looking at Inferno, a distributed OS similar to Plan 9. The code
is covered under the "Vita Nuova Liberal Source"
http://www.vitanuova.com/inferno/licence.html Vita Nuova claims the following:
"associated software (eg, Inferno) available as `Free Software' (in the sense
of the Free Software Foundation) if the use you make of it will also be made
available on the same terms, as Free Software"
The problem is that section 8.4 of the license seems to contradict the FSF's
definition if Free Software.
8.4. VITA NUOVA may from time to time and at its sole dis-
cretion publish a revised and/or new version of this
LICENCE which shall then govern the licensing of all
copies of LICENSED SOFTWARE supplied by VITA NUOVA
after the posting of such revised or new licence.
Should YOU have any questions regarding this LICENCE
or wish to contact VITA NUOVA for any reason visit our
web site at www.vitanuova.com for contact details.
- Vita Nuova Liberal Source License falsely claims Free Software compatibility,