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From Sander Striker <stri...@apache.org>
Subject Re: gdbm licence issue
Date Mon, 23 Feb 2004 21:53:39 GMT
On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 22:25, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Joe Orton wrote:
> > 
> > Bringing this up in the appropriate forum.  IANAL, but...
> > 
> > gdbm is licensed under the GNU GPL.  apr_dbm_gdbm.c uses the GDBM
> > interface, hence is a work based on GDBM, hence all of apr-util must be
> > redistributed only under the terms of the GPL.
> > 
> 
> We just use the gdbm API, don't we? As such, I don't think that
> GPL applies. If it did, wouldn't PHP/Perl/Python, etc all need
> to be re-distributed under GPL? We don't require it, but instead
> allow it to be used if available. If a 3rd party takes APR and
> compiles it so it *requires/uses* gdbm, then GPL kicks in. After
> all, we aren't redistributing it.

This is my understanding aswell.

Sander

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