Draft License 2.5 - Now open for discussion
mburrows2 at earthlink.net
Tue May 24 19:47:41 EDT 2005
I would add to the proposal below, the concept that you are not required to add the unencumbered version if prohibited by a third party agreement (eg, w/ RealMedia) in existence whenever the license is exercised. This would address situations where a licensee has an exclusive deal with a third party, such as Real.
From: Nathanael Nerode <neroden at twcny.rr.com>
Sent: May 24, 2005 3:37 PM
To: cc-licenses at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Draft License 2.5 - Now open for discussion
Another thought. As the DRM clause is currently written, it prohibits
encumbered distribution (e.g. RealMedia). If the DRM clause is rewritten so
that you must provide an unencumbered version alongside every encumbered
version, it would instead mean that, for instance, if you provided RealMedia
you would *also* have to provide Ogg.
This might be an easier sell to the proprietary-format shops: "You don't have
to drop RealMedia, you just have to add this extra format. Which is free."
This is probably a better way of getting a foot in the door, anyway.
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