GPL vs APSL (was: YAPL is bad)

Rick Moen rick at
Tue Sep 25 17:10:01 UTC 2001

begin Greg London quotation:
> It seems to me that the MIT does not meet
> item #2 of the OSD, then.

You're confusing source code of the original work with source code of 
derivative works.  Under MIT / BSD / similar, you're not guaranteed
access to the latter.

I suppose it would be physically possible to release binary-only
software and claim it to be under the MIT licence, but that would be
pretty pointless.

"Is it not the beauty of an asynchronous form of discussion that one can go and 
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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