Subject: AFL questions
From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:40:14 -0500 (CDT)

I am looking at Academic Free License version 2.1 (which is a choice for 

What do these clauses mean?

d) to perform the Original Work publicly; and

e) to display the Original Work publicly.

(Note that other clauses mention the "Derivative Works".)

Does this mean I may not use the derivative work outside of in-house? I 
may not use a derivative work in any example that is viewed (like a 
screenshot or video)?

Clause 3 includes "Licensor hereby agrees to provide a machine-readable 
copy of the Source Code of the Original Work along with each copy of the 
Original Work that Licensor distributes."

At first read, I thought this was a "copyleft" license. But it doesn't 
indicate the derivative work. So you don't have to make your changes 
public, but you do have to provide the original code. (Clause 6 mentions 
source code for derivative works -- but does not say it has to be 

Clauses 2 and 4 appear to conflict in regards to granting and not 
granting patent rights.

Clause 9 says you should make a reasonable effort to get recipients of 
the derivative work to state their agreement with the license. How?

(I also looked at AFL version 3.0.)

  Jeremy C. Reed

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