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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: gdbm licence issue
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2004 01:04:33 GMT
On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 10:53:39PM +0100, Sander Striker wrote:
> 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.

Same here, but would love to have my understanding corrected, if it is a
problem.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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