Apache 2 License vs OSI definition

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Fri Jul 17 07:53:12 UTC 2009

Johannes Buchner <buchner.johannes at gmx.at> writes:
> OSI definition states in (2):
>   "The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in
> source code as well as compiled form. Where some form of a product is
> not distributed with source code, there must be a well-publicized means
> of obtaining the source code ..."
> [...]
> I realise that Apache 2 is not a viral license, but if you do not have
> to give away your modified source code or the original source code,
> /ever/, how can it be OSI-certified?

You're confusing original distribution with redistribution, and the open
source defintion with the requirements placed on open source licenses.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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