modify Apache 2.0 license to allow warranty and service terms

Qianqian Fang fangqq at
Sun Apr 17 13:58:45 UTC 2011

On 04/16/2011 10:43 PM, Michael Poole wrote:
> You do not need to modify the license at all.  An Open Source license
> allows the recipient to use, modify, redistribute, etc. the
> application.  You can make independent agreements with your clients
> for warranty or other services under whatever terms that you wish to
> offer (and they wish to accept); that is what Section 9 of the Apache
> 2 license is talking about -- at least until the bit about
> indemnification, which I believe is in the spirit of the other
> contributors offering no warranty or guarantee with respect to the
> software.

hi Michael

thanks a lot for the clarification. this is very helpful!


> Michael Poole

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