Subject: Re: APL license - What about the enforced logos?
From: Michael Bernstein <webmaven@cox.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 16:44:40 -0800

On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 16:27 -0800, Ben Tilly wrote:
> Their requirement is that you have to provide a link to download the
> source-code for whatever you're running.  See
> http://www.socialtext.net/stoss/index.cgi?why_the_appendix
> for the exact wording.
> 
> While the term isn't perfectly phrased, it is an attempt to do the
> same thing that the GPL does in requiring source to be published.
> Only updated for the modern reality of people using applications that
> are never distributed to them. 

Unfortunately, this requirement is currently incompatible with the
GPLv2. Formalizing this as a valid option is however part of the draft
GPLv3.

As an experiment, it was also a feature of the Affero GPL:
http://www.affero.org/oagpl.html

But the Affero stab at this likely would have failed OSD#10. In any case
it was never formally submitted to the OSI.

- Michael