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Re: Apple's APSL 2.0 " Debian Free Software Guidelines"-compliant?

Ryan wrote:

> 1.4 "Externally Deploy" means: (a) to sublicense, distribute or
> otherwise make Covered Code available, directly or indirectly, to
> anyone other than You; and/or (b) to use Covered Code, alone or as
> part of a Larger Work, in any way to provide a service, including but
> not limited to delivery of content, through electronic communication
> with a client other than You.

> (c) If You Externally Deploy Your Modifications, You must make
> Source Code of all Your Externally Deployed Modifications either
> available to those to whom You have Externally Deployed Your
> Modifications, or publicly available. Source Code of Your Externally
> Deployed Modifications must be released under the terms set forth in
> this License, including the license grants set forth in Section 3
> below, for as long as you Externally Deploy the Covered Code or twelve
> (12) months from the date of initial External Deployment, whichever is
> longer.

This is less onerous than clause 3.2 of the MPL, but might be annoying since
"externally deploy" includes providing a service to clients, as defined in
1.4(b) above. For example if someone hosted a modified version of the APSL'd
Darwin Streaming Server [1], would he have to provide every client with source
or keep the source online for a year?

1. http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/streaming/


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