rond at apple.com
Thu Apr 5 17:20:39 UTC 2001
Just to clarify. The APSL 1.2 actually makes an *exception* for Private
Use (as well as internal R&D); i.e. Private Use is not considered a
"Deployment" and therefore such use is exempt from the requirements
attached to Covered Code that is Deployed.
From the APSL 1.2 definitions:
"1.4 'Deploy' means to use, sublicense or distribute Covered Code other
than for Your internal research and development (R&D) and/or Personal
Use, and includes without limitation, any and all internal use or
distribution of Covered Code within Your business or organization except
for R&D use and/or Personal Use, as well as direct or indirect
sublicensing or distribution of Covered Code by You to any third party
in any form or manner."
"1.8 'Personal Use' means use of Covered Code by an individual solely
for his or her personal, private and non-commercial purposes. An
individual's use of Covered Code in his or her capacity as an officer,
employee, member, independent contractor or agent of a corporation,
business or organization (commercial or non-commercial) does not qualify
as Personal Use."
Hope this helps.
Apple Open Source Program Manager
Date: 4/4/01 12:26 PM
From: David Johnson, david at usermode.org
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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