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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 8811] New: - inaccurate description of (L)GPL in Licensing and Copyright section
Date Sun, 05 May 2002 01:45:20 GMT
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inaccurate description of (L)GPL in Licensing and Copyright section

           Summary: inaccurate description of (L)GPL in Licensing and
                    Copyright section
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.5Beta1
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/ant_task_guidelines.html
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Minor
          Priority: Other
         Component: Documentation
        AssignedTo: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
        ReportedBy: time@vccomputers.ie


In the Licensing and Copyright section of the Ant Task Design Guidelines, the
author outlines several of the reasons that the APL and the GPL are
incompatible, but at line 232 he includes an erroneous statement.

> Their license requires all changes to the source to be made public

This is not true, of course. I'm sure the original author just misunderstood, or
was a victim of disinformation, however it's best to clear these things up :-)
For the real story you could investigate

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLRequireSourcePostedPublic

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