New Open Source License: Single Supplier Open Source License

Shachar Shemesh wine-devel at
Sat Jan 24 16:18:32 CST 2004

Not only is he spamming, he is also advocating a non-open source license 
as if it is.

Do we have any recource against him?


Richard Schilling wrote:

>I would like to present to you all a new Open Source software license I've written up.  It's called the Single Supplier Open Source License.  I will be distributing software under this license as well as the traditional Open Source licenses found at
>You can see a copy of the license and its associated FAQ at . A link on the homepage at will also direct you there.  
>I will also be working directly with to address any issues they have with the license wording.  
>The license has the following features:
># Users have freely available access to source code, documentation just like the GPL.
># Users may use, modify, and install the software on as many computers as they want within their organization.
># Any changes made by the user and others get contributed back into the base product
># The developer's right to control who provides services using the product is protected.
># The developer's right to control who can distribute the software is protected.
># The developer has complete control over the product forking.
># The developer and all contributors retain copyright of their individual works.
># The software is always downloaded from the same place by the end user even if it's used as part of a larger product, protecting the quality of the software.
>Please feel free to contact me on or off list about this announcement.
>Richard Schilling

Shachar Shemesh
Lingnu Open Systems Consulting

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