GPL vs APSL (was: YAPL is bad)

Rick Moen rick at
Mon Sep 24 19:09:59 UTC 2001

begin Greg London quotation:

> The difference is APSL does not give you the option
> of limiting source code to people to whom you give
> your distributions. OSD allows source code to be
> contained within a "circle of friends".

That is exactly it.  Thank you for clarifying the matter.  I was very
likely too brain-fried by fatigue to express it clearly, but in any
event you've laid out the distinction well.

Of course, I'm sure views will differ as to whether compelling
disclosure of private work _should_ be seen as in the intended spirit of
the OSD.  As Russ quite rightly pointed out, such conditions are
fully compatible with its existing wording.

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make cups of tea, floss the cat, fluff the geraniums, open the kitchen window 
and scream out it with operatic force, volume and decorum, and then return to 
the vexed glowing letters calmer of mind and soul?" -- The Cube,
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