Aladdin Free Public License
|Published||September 18, 2000|
The license was derived from the GNU General Public License, but differs on two key points:
- The source code must be included with any software distribution.
- The software may not be sold, including any fees involved with distribution.
Deutsch chose to include a commercial restriction in the AFPL based on his observation of people including Ghostscript in commercial products without full license compliance. Recent versions of Ghostscript are not licensed under the AFPL.
- "Licenses - Free Software Foundation". Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2009.
- Stig Hackvän (October 1998). "L. Peter Deutsch in conversation with Stig Hackvän" (CD-ROM). Dr Dobb's Journal. CMP Media LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
As you recall, I promised Stallman that I would continue to distribute Ghostscript with the GNU license. But I saw a number of companies bundling Ghostscript with commercial products while just barely complying with the letter of the GNU license, so I decided that I did not want to make Ghostscript as available for commercial distribution as it would be with the GNU license.
- "Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview". Archived from the original on June 30, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
- Aladdin Free Public License (Version 9, September 18, 2000; archived)
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