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Re: Apple Public Source License

J.H.M. Dassen  writes:
> http://www.publicsource.apple.com/apsl.html

This postcardware clause is non-free:

	(c) must notify Apple and other third parties of how to obtain Your
           Deployed Modifications by filling out and submitting the
           required information found at

So is this revocation clause:

       9.1 Infringement. If any of the Original Code becomes the subject of
       a claim of infringement ("Affected Original Code"), Apple may, at
       its sole discretion and option: (a) attempt to procure the rights
       necessary for You to continue using the Affected Original Code; (b)
       modify the Affected Original Code so that it is no longer
       infringing; or (c) terminate Your rights to use the Affected
       Original Code, effective immediately upon Apple's posting of a
       notice to such effect on the Apple web site that is used for
       implementation of this License.

This not non-free:

	12.1 Termination. This License and the rights granted hereunder
	will terminate:

       (a) automatically without notice from Apple if You fail to
           comply with any term(s) of this License and fail to cure such
           breach within 30 days of becoming aware of such breach;

This last clause would be ok in my opinion if it applied only to software
patents.  As it is, though, you lose your license if you sue Apple for
infringing your patent on cold fusion.  I don't like that.

       (c) automatically without notice from Apple if You, at any time
           during the term of this License, commence an action for patent
           infringement against Apple.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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