Discuss: Submission of Sybase Open Watcom Public Licens

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Fri Apr 26 01:41:16 UTC 2002

On Thursday 25 April 2002 06:49 am, Forrest J. Cavalier III wrote:

> > On the other hand, if the user does not agree to the license, what harm
> > is there in allowing them to continue to use it? I'm being serious here.
> > What harm is there? You gain nothing from their assent. They can't
> > distribute or modify the software, of course, but you gain nothing by
> > preventing them from using it.
> APSL 1.2 has a "must publish if you deploy" clause.
> Clause 2.2c-d

There's nothing to publish if you haven't modified. And modification is a 
right reserved to the author. If you deploy without modifying anything, what 
is there to publish?

David Johnson
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