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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Limit Apache license to non-commercial use
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:39:13 GMT
Hi -

I’m not a lawyer and you should seek advice from one.

More information always helps and rather than inventing your own license by modifying the
Apache License 2.0 you may want to check if one of the licenses approved by the Open Source
Initiative meets your needs - https://opensource.org/licenses


> On Jul 12, 2017, at 7:56 AM, Yifei Zheng <yifeizheng43@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you very much then. So I'm allowed to modify the license. But does the modified
license count as Derivative Work? Is adding a note like "This license is based on Apache Version
2.0." okay, or necessary? I mean, to not abuse "Apache", nor violating the rule for preparing
derivative works.
> Yifei
> On 07/12/2017 08:42 PM, Shane Curcuru wrote:
>> Yifei Zheng wrote on 7/12/17 8:22 AM:
>>> Hi there,
>>> I'm licensing my project and I want to apply Apache Version 2.0 to
>>> non-commercial use only (like Qt). I however wonder if it's allowed and
>>> practically enforceable. I have a few questions on that.
>> This list can't provide legal advice. For a definitive opinion you will
>> need to seek advice from your own legal advisors.
>>> I know that Qt, with (L)GPL, imposes obligations on free version users,
>>> and thus make the commercial license distinct. Whereas Apache has no
>>> such obligations for users, how can I then define commercial as a set of
>>> "rights" like Qt/GPL does? Do I need to modify Apache license?
>>> Furthermore, if necessary, am I free to modify Apache license?
>> The following is my personal opinion, not an official statement on
>> behalf of the ASF.
>> Yes, the Apache license is offered under the terms of the license
>> itself, so you are free to modify it.  However if you modify the
>> license, you may *not* call it the "Apache License", but must use a
>> different title or header to the license.
>>> Thanks a lot,
>>> Yifei
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