May 24, 2001

"For use on free operating systems, only!"

Author: JT Smith

From Slashdot: "In looking at the license for Open Motif, I noticed the clause that prohibits
its use on non-Free OSes. While I realize that this is for their own licensing reasons, I couldn't
help but wonder how such a clause could help Linux and other Free OSes. Just imagine, the
large proprietary commercial empires wouldn't be able to roll a truly Free piece of software into
their commercial apps and claim their own innovation, or worse, try to snuff out a grass-roots
open project."

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