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NewsForge: Draft Version of RealNetworks' New Public Source License

Aug 02, 2002, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"In an email that appeared on the Opensource.org license-discuss email list at 2:21 a.m. U.S. eastern time Rob Lanphier, Interoperability program manager for RealNetworks, announced that a draft of RealNetworks' new Public Source License is now available for viewing. In his email he said, 'Note that this is version "0.9". We're not yet submitting it for approval; there's some more edits for clarity that we intend to make. Nevertheless, based on many conversations at OSCON last week, it seems prudent to start people thinking about this sooner rather than later.'

"Lanphier also wrote, 'Our intent is to create a license that is similar in goals to the GPL, with the following key differences:

"'Closing the "ASP loophole. We want to ensure that someone who sets up a business as an ASP is subject to the same community obligations as someone who creates a shrinkwrap product...'"

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Full Draft of RealNetworks Public Source License v0.9

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