Re: The APSL and Export Controls
Chip Salzenberg writes:
> They're entering into a contract with you.
They are not. A contract requires consideration on both sides.
> If they did so, the complaint would be entirely specious -- which means
> they just don't like you, in which case they don't need the APSL as an
The whole point of a license is so that they can't stop you from using or
distributing the code just because they don't like you.
> I don't think this is a plausible threat to developers. Besides, just
> think of the negative PR in the very community they're trying to reach
> out to. It's unreasonable, IMO, to fear this sort of attack.
I think it is reasonable to fear any possible "attack". Apple's next
CEO-of-the-month might very well decide that "giving away corporate assets"
with Open Source licensing was a very bad idea and order his lawyers to do
everything possible to break the license. Easy, with this one.
firstname.lastname@example.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill