Apache 2 License vs OSI definition
cowan at ccil.org
Fri Jul 17 08:17:45 UTC 2009
Johannes Buchner scripsit:
> 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?
It's an open source license because it meets the requirements of
the Open Source Definition #1 and #3-10. Software licensed
under it is open-source software if the source code is available
(which is #OSD 2). The fact that it's possible to make a derivative
work that is not publicly available does not change the status
of either the license or the works licensed under it.
I marvel at the creature: so secret and John Cowan
so sly as he is, to come sporting in the pool cowan at ccil.org
before our very window. Does he think that http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Men sleep without watch all night?
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