Re: Apple Public Source License APSL v1.2 2001-01-04 www.publicsource.apple.com/apsl/
Scripsit Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Previously Henning Makholm wrote:
> > I think this is non-free. It means that people without net access
> > cannot receive the software on disks from a friend and later give
> > the friend back a bugfixed version.
> Does it say `immediately' or `electronically' ?
| (c) You must make Source Code of all Your Deployed Modifications
| publicly available under the terms of this License, including the
| license grants set forth in Section 3 below, for as long as you
| Deploy the Covered Code or twelve (12) months from the date of
| initial Deployment, whichever is longer. You should preferably
| distribute the Source Code of Your Deployed Modifications
| electronically (e.g. download from a web site); and
There may be a loophole in "preferably" (which I didn't notice
before). However, I'm inclined to think that even
?| You must agree to give your modifications to anyone who sends
?| you a floppy disk and a SASE within one year.
would be non-free, simply because it requires the user to keep his
modifications around at all. For example, it means that a fire or a
disk crash may place the user in legal jeopardy - it is certainly
unreasonable if the licence effectively requires that users invest
in back-up hardware and fireproof storage for his backup tapes.
Henning Makholm "... a specialist in the breakaway
oxidation phenomena of certain nuclear reactors."