"Apple has finally decided to follow the spirit of the open
source development model fully, and modified its own Apple Public
Source Licence to eliminate many of the restrictions that so
annoyed the open source community."
"The Mac maker yesterday updated APSL to version 1.2. The
previous version, 1.1, was described by free software guru Richard
Stallman as "unacceptable" to the open source community."
"Stallman had three concerns over APSL 1.1. Firstly, software
developers had to publish their changes to software covered by the
licence even if that code was created solely for the writer's own
personal usage. Secondly, anyone using or creating modified code
had to let "one specific organisation, which happens to be Apple"
know about it. Finally, APSL 1.1 allowed Apple to terminate the
licence at any time if software covered by it becomes the focus of
patent infringement allegations."
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