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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: SGI's Accelerating Apache project
Date Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:05:30 GMT
> > > From: "Greg Stein" <gstein@lyra.org>
> > > > It would actually be quite interesting to see APR ported to build
against
> > > > STM and see what happens when the threaded MPM is thrown against
APR/STM.
> > >
> > > Could this be taken even further and merge APR and NSPR into a single
> > > run-time library? There is already a lot of overlap between APR/NSPR and
> > > these two projects have similar goals.  Developers working on the NSPR
have
> > > expressed interest in merging with APR several times in the past.
>
> I have never heard that interest, but if it is true, then yes I believe
> there is an opportunity there.  The biggest problem we will have, is that
> I don't believe the APR code will ever move from a BSD-ish license.  The
> Apache group in general, and a lot of the APR programmers in specific,
> like the BSD-ish licenses, and would be very unlikely to change.
>
> Technically, there are few if any reasons not to merge the two
> libraries.  If anybody from NSPR is listening, let's talk about this.  I
> think we are all willing and able to do what is required to make this
> happen

The change that would need to happen is for NSPR to be relicensed under a
BSD/Apache style license.  That would be most cool.

Bill


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