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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: OpenSource Accumulo Tool Licensing Help
Date Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:37:27 GMT
Disclaimer: IANAL and you should always do your own research before 
applying software licenses :)

The Apache Software License has no bearing on the workings of the ASF.

Generally, the ASL is a permissive license which allows your software to 
be used in a variety of ways/means. The source does not have to be 
redistributed with this license. You can also relicense the code.

As far as compatibility between ASL and GPLv3 is only one way:

GPLv3 is generally similar, but you must distribute the source. Code 
which uses GPLv3 must also be distributed as GPL.

Andrew Wells wrote:
> I have been working on a tool, that I am calling Q4A.
> However, due to my upcoming wedding, I have not had much time to work on
> it. I was hoping during the Accumulo Hackathon this week, I could actually
> get some more elbow grease into it and maybe get some help working on it.
> Currently, I need someone to give me some advice on Licensing for the tool.
> So if anyone would like to give some advice that would be great.
> I was looking at the ASF license but it not sure how it works for outside
> the ASF and the GPL3 which is said to be compatible with the ASF license.

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