Question about free licenses

Erik Albers eal at
Thu Apr 17 13:44:46 UTC 2014

Hey Carsten,

On 04/12/2014 04:58 PM, Carsten Agger wrote:
> On 04/06/2014 07:53 PM, David Gerard wrote:
>> On 6 April 2014 18:46, Carsten Agger <agger at> wrote:
>>> I suppose it would mostly fall foul of #8: Discrimination against
>>> "fields of endeavor".
>>> The definition does not state as clearly as the Free Software Definition
>>> that the data can be used for any purpose.
>> i've just realised why it completely fails as any sort of free or open licence:
>> The term means "these conditions may change at any time without notice."
>> So it's a temporary permission license.
> I wrote Digitaliseringsstyrelsen, or rather the civil servant in charge
> of open data and this license, and she has answered that this is really
> a bug in the license.

thank you very much for your initiative. Although it is about Open Data
and not about Free Software, I personally think it is important for the
Free Software movement to make a philosophical standing in these newer
movements that sometimes forget about the basics. So, thank you very
much for your pro-activity and I am happy you received such a positive


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