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by <A HREF="http://www.stallman.org/"><STRONG>Richard Stallman</STRONG></A>
+and Bradley M. Kuhn
@@ -19,22 +20,40 @@
[ <A HREF="/philosophy/apsl.fr.html">French</A>
| <A HREF="/philosophy/apsl.ru.html">Russian</A>
| <A HREF="/philosophy/apsl.es.html">Spanish</A> ]
+Apple first released an updated version, 1.1, of the APSL but it
+remained unacceptable. They changed the termination clause into a
+``suspension'' clause, but it still had the same kind of bad effects.
+In January 2001, Apple released another updated version, ASPL 1.2, but
+it too remains unacceptable. It still has one fatal flaw: any
+"deployed" modified version must be published. This requirement
+places unacceptable restrictions on simple sharing of software between
+one organization and another. So, the ASPL 1.2, while much closer to
+being a <A HREF="/philosophy/free-sw.html">free software license</A>
+than earlier versions, still falls short.
+Below, is the original commentary on the first version of the APSL,
+<H2>Original APSL Commentary</H2>
After studying Apple's new source code license, the APSL, I have
concluded that it falls short of being a free software license. It
has three fatal flaws, any of which would be sufficient to make the
software less than free.
-Apple has released an updated version, 1.1, of the APSL but it remains
-unacceptable. They have changed the termination clause into a
-``suspension'' clause, but it still has the same kind of bad effects.
-In January 2001, Apple released another updated version, 1.2, of the APSL,
-but it too remains unacceptable. It still has the requirement that any
-"deployed" modified version must be published. So it is still not a free
<H3>Disrespect for privacy</H3>
@@ -100,11 +119,15 @@
of MacOS whose source code is not being released at all. We must
not judge all of a company by just part of what they do.
Overall, I think that Apple's action is an example of the effects of
-the year-old "open source" movement: of its plan to appeal to business
-with the purely materialistic goal of faster development, while
-putting aside the deeper issues of freedom, community, cooperation,
-and what kind of society we want to live in.
+the year-old <A
+movement</A>: of its plan to appeal to business with the purely
+materialistic goal of faster development, while putting aside the
+deeper issues of freedom, community, cooperation, and what kind of
+society we want to live in.
Apple has grasped perfectly the concept with which "open source" is
promoted, which is "show users the source and they will help you fix
@@ -122,7 +145,7 @@
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