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Re: "toll-free bridging"

From: Jeff Teunissen
Subject: Re: "toll-free bridging"
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 23:03:24 -0500

Jeff Teunissen wrote:
> Stefan Boehringer wrote:
> [snip]
> > Now going through flames :-)....
> > I havn't read much software licences. Didn't ASPL used to permit Apple
> > to revoke the licence? Maybe this is one of the flaws they have
> > removed.
> It hasn't been removed. APSL, even 1.1, gives Apple the power to revoke
> any and all APSL licenses if someone even makes a patent infringement
> claim. They don't even have to prove actual patent infringement, Apple
> can just go "seeya!" and you no longer have any right to use their code,
> or even your code that includes some of theirs.
> It's just a bad license. It's not even Open Source, much less Free
> Software.

Oops, I stand corrected. I was unaware of APSL 1.2; even though it does still
contain the nasty publishing clause, the patent stuff is gone.

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