APSL and Microsoft Broad Source License
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
> (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.
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