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Re: [PATCH]: criteria A4

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: criteria A4
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 19:22:58 -0400

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  > if those are permitted, every license of which i am familiar,
  > would qualify as a sharing license - to be clear, how does
  > 'nonsharing' differ with 'proprietary'?

"Proprietary" means "non-free".  CC-ND is a proprietary license,
and it is a sharing license.

The license of Windows is a nonsharing license.

Let's not spend a lot of time on defining that term.
It was an abbreviation I used once, nothing more.

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