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From "Pier P. Fumagalli" <>
Subject Re: Licencing [was RE: GUI for Ant]
Date Wed, 27 Sep 2000 11:05:19 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:
> Hi,
> At 12:22  26/9/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >One thing I noticed on all this discussion is the fact that the FSF has all
> >this pages advising people on the use of their licensing model and to avoid
> >licensing using ASF. On the other hand I have not seen any pointers to
> >similar analysis on telling our side of the story and telling the
> >advantages of ASF style licenses in particular with Java.
> >
> >I can understand why misinformed people will finish using GLP, because they
> >go and read around and nothing is telling them what they loose with GLP or
> >gain with ASF.
> >
> >I think every jakarta/apache project should have in their home page a
> >pointer on "how to create OSS projects that use this work" in which we
> >explin to people to use ASF (or to not use GLP unless you understand you are
> >limiting who can use your stuff).
> This is a great idea !!
> I am forwarding it to the people who I know sit on PMC they should be in a
> position to examine the exact consequences of choices etc. They are also in
> best position to get such a move going.

Good point... It should be discussed, though, foundation-wide... Right
in time for the members meeting in London??? :)

> >And we should also explain that LGPL is useless for java projects.
> I believe the GNU project (or FSF in particular) has already documented
> this somewhere. Thou we should probably link to it.

Never seen it... If you find the link, just drop it here :)


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