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From Tim Vernum <>
Subject RE: Problems with licenses (GPL, LGPL) and task writing
Date Thu, 21 Jun 2001 00:37:59 GMT
From: Yannick Menager []

> Ok, another suggestion, what about providing a separate jarfile (like
> there is currently optional, but with tasks licensed under GPL)
> ie. the binaries made available would be
> jakarta-ant-vX.X.tgz
> jakarta-ant-vX.X-optionals.tgz
> jakarta-ant-vX.X-optionals-glp.tgz

Two problems:

1) Apache will only host ASF owned/licenced code.
2) GPL'd tasks which rely on any Apache code, are illegal in the eyes of the FSF.
   That means the Ant support classes are theoretically off-limits to any GPL tasks.

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