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.
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