APSL 1.2

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Wed Apr 4 19:26:43 UTC 2001

On Thursday April 05 2001 02:39 am, Russell Nelson wrote:
> Please review the APSL 1.2.  It's at  http://www.opensource.apple.com/apsl/
>  .
> We're aware that Richard Stallman believes that a free software
> license should not require disclosure of private use; no need to tell
> us of that.

I would definitely try to get Stallman's approval. So far, all Open Source 
licenses are also Free Software licenses(*). It would be sad if the APSL was 
the one to fall through the crack between the definitions.

Is there a pressing need or interest for private use to be disclosed? I think 
it's a minor point, though. Perhaps you could make a distinction between 
running the program from a single server within a company, versus passing 
around copies between employees?

(*) The Artistic License might be an exception, but it does meet the 
definition in letter and spirit.

David Johnson

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