APSL and Microsoft Broad Source License

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Sun Feb 10 00:58:10 UTC 2002

On Saturday 09 February 2002 03:32 pm, Christian Gross wrote:

> I saw that too and I thought hey no problem.  But then 2.2.a explicitly
> states:
> (a) You must satisfy all the conditions of Section 2.1 with respect to the
> Source Code of the Covered Code;
> Which would say, sure you can deploy however you want and use how you want,
> so long as you use the sources as defined in section 2.1, which is defined
> to be non-commercial.

They way I interpret that is to follow the *conditions* of 2.1. Those 
conditions are paragraphs 2.1.a and 2.1.b. The first paragraph of 2.1 refers 
to non-commercial usage, but paragraphs 2.1.a and 2.1.b do not.

If the APSL did not allow commercial usage, then there would be no way it 
could be considered Open Source.

David Johnson
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