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JulieM Silver badge

Re: Thought Experiment

It's not pointless, if what you want is to be able to take and not have to give back.

There is nothing in the Apache licence that actually obliges you to give out the Source Code. It just says you may, if you have it. If I were to write an app and licence it under the Apache licence, Google could take it, add a small proprietary extension of their own that made it incompatible with mine, and release it binary-only, refusing any request for Source Code. They would still be complying with the letter of the licence, even if not the spirit.

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