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Aptilis

Aptilis is a very simple, yet powerful, scripting language, developed specifically for the web. The syntax resembles BASIC.

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31 Jan 2004 08:15 xmaxs

Re: The license.

> It's the "based on Aptilis technology"
> part that I have trouble with.


I understand.
Of course you don't have to write that your whole product is "based on Aptilis technology" if it that's not true!
If you just took the XML parser you could write "XML parsing is based on Aptilis technology" or something like this.

30 Jan 2004 11:22 smoses

Re: The license.

> The Aptilis license has much fewer
> restrictions than the GPL - especially
> if s.o. wants to combine Aptilis with
> other projects that are using stricter
> licenses.
> The condition you mentioned does only
> mean that if a feature is included into
> Aptilis, the original author has to
> agree with that. If he doesn't, this
> programme variant simply needs a
> different name and the annotation "based
> on Aptilis technology" somewhere in the
> documentation.
> This measure is necessary to prevent
> Aptilis ("the original") getting bloated
> with functions with arguable benefit.

That makes sense.
It's the "based on Aptilis technology" part that I have trouble with. And that's really the only unusual thing about the Aptilis license.

What's wrong with simply including Aptilis as a source in the credits sheet of a project that uses aptilis code? Coming out and boldly stating "This product is BASED on Aptilis" is a little much, not to mention that it may not be accurate. If I were re-packaging Aptilis with one or two things that I came up with, it would be one thing.

But if I used say... your XML parser (a fine piece of work by the way) or some other part on a much larger product, I don't necessarily think it's fair to state the whole thing is "based" on Aptilis. "This part of project dirived from Aptilis..." might make more sense.

Just an opinion.
There are a lot of them on this site. :)

29 Jan 2004 04:38 xmaxs

Re: The license.

> Why not just GPL it?
>
> I think developers will find the last
> condition of your custom Aptillis
> license disheartening. But what do I
> know?


The Aptilis license has much fewer restrictions than the GPL - especially if s.o. wants to combine Aptilis with other projects that are using stricter licenses.
The condition you mentioned does only mean that if a feature is included into Aptilis, the original author has to agree with that. If he doesn't, this programme variant simply needs a different name and the annotation "based on Aptilis technology" somewhere in the documentation.
This measure is necessary to prevent Aptilis ("the original") getting bloated with functions with arguable benefit.

26 Jan 2004 12:51 smoses

The license.
Why not just GPL it?

I think developers will find the last condition of your custom Aptillis license disheartening. But what do I know?

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