AFPL vs. GPL-like licenses?

Robert Feldt feldt at
Mon Jan 15 16:38:00 UTC 2001

On 15 Jan 2001, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

> You neglected to mention what your goals are.

> If your goal is to make the software available to the public, but to
> retain commercial control over it, then the AFPL is perfectly
> reasonable.
This is my main goal (I think! ;-)).

> If your goal is to build a community of unpaid developers around the
> project, then the AFPL is not the best choice.
Secondary, but it would of course be nice...



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