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Re: The APSL and Export Controls

Jules Bean writes:
> "You warrant that you will provide, by some convenient means, your
> modifications to the code upon request from Apple or their duly appointed
> representative, and allow them to be distributed under this license"

So I have to save my modifications forever just in case Apple wants them?
How are they going to become aware of the existence of my modifications and
yet not already have the source?

Either my modifications will be widely adopted in which case Apple will
have no need to come to me to get them, or they will be widely ignored in
which case there is no reason why Apple should care.

> Apple's mostly concerned with big universities and other large
> organizations,...

They think that IBM or The University of Michigan are going to distribute
modified APSL code and they will be unable to get a copy?  I find that hard
to believe.

> ...so the fact that they'd miss the little guys might not bug them very
> much.

So they don't really care about free software developers at all.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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