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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: gdbm licence issue
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2004 10:21:42 GMT
It isn't dragging on at all. The APR PMC has asked the FSF about it via
their licensing@ address. Awaiting a response now...


On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 10:01:19AM +0100, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
> This is dragging on a bit - while it is important in my
> opinion. To resolve this you - perhaps give your PMC
> some input as what you would like them to do:
> ->	Ask the board; my guess is that our answer will be;
> 	not a derived work if we are talking about #include <...
> 	and strict API use.
> 	But I sure would like to know for sure that a ./configure && make
> 	for bin releases by our volunteers which we distribute from the
> 	ASF would pick this up by accident. So this may lead to a
> 	--dist-build flag or something; or a script like the build one
> 	on 1.3
> ->	Ask the board to ask the FSF - which is clearly
> 	a double edged sword; as they have an oracle like
> 	expectation to have their answer taken on face value.
> ->	Simply ignore it - it is not an issue.
> ->	Simply sidestep the issue and ditch gdbm (I personally prefer
> 	Berkely DB et.al. anyway).
> If you see some more possible paths going forward - add them - and
> I suggest to have a few +1/-1's to guide your PMC.
> Dw

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

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