[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

Vector Hastings vector at leafpile.com
Wed Feb 24 20:02:41 PST 2010


Thank you Soft for working through this large thread so calmly. 

This seems like one of the more crucial areas of concern, and your response
is reassuring. 

Cheers,

Vector

-----Original Message-----
From: opensource-dev-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:opensource-dev-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Soft
Linden
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 4:12 PM
To: Morgaine
Cc: opensource-dev at lists.secondlife.com
Subject: Re: [opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Morgaine
<morgaine.dinova at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Soft,
>
> Please add to your list of issues to pass to Legal, a highlighted copy of
> Clause 6 in the GPLv2 license, as well as a highlighted copy of the
section
> of the GPLv2 FAQ which addresses the relevant clause of the license with a
> clear example of GPL non-compliance.  [Search for "impose any further
> restrictions" to find it].
>
> TPV section 1c is dramatically incompatible with GPLv2 clause 6 because it
> conflicts with this part of clause 6 (an extremely important term in all
GPL
> licenses), in the specific case where the "recipient" of the code is the
> developer:
>
> "You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise
of
> the rights granted herein."

Legal doesn't intend this to be a restriction on anything but use of
our service or eligibility for inclusion in the Viewer Directory.
Context is important here. Even the maintainers of GNU telnet won't
let someone use telnet to mess up the FSF's servers.

Legal is aware that there has been confusion on this. There will be an
update soon, which makes the terms more clear.
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