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[liberationtech] Silent Circle Going Open Source
adi at hexapodia.org
Sun Nov 11 23:12:20 PST 2012
On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 06:38:11PM -0800, Micah Lee wrote:
> That's great that they're releasing the source code.
> I'm confused about whether or not it's actually free software though,
Definitely not DFSG-free.
> and if people are allowed to release derivative works or not. It looks
> like it's not, even though the license says "Redistribution and use in
> source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted
> provided that [...]".
The "provided that" is important, from
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
* Any redistribution, use, or modification is done solely for
personal benefit and not for any commercial purpose or for
Restricting to "noncommercial" redistribution is not open source nor
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