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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Licensing
Date Sat, 19 Jun 2004 15:54:26 GMT
Paul Cooley wrote:

> Long-time lurker, first time poster.
> 
> I am in the process of creating services for an open-source project
> (based on a for-hire project I've been doing) and want to make the
> services available for all who would like to use them.
> 
> However, the Apache license does rather stipulate that code belongs to
> the apache project.  

You can adapt the license for your own use.

> I wonder if any of you know of a way to license the interfaces for the
> services under one license while the implementation can be shared for
> all.  Essentially what I want to do is make the interfaces free (as in
> freedom --gpl) and still have the services be compatible with the
> licenses Merlin and Avalon use.

I would go with an Apache "style" license for both API and impl. I'm 
sure we could dig up an example of this - in fact ASL 2.0 specifically 
enables this but I need to find some docs about this.

Stephen.


> I'm not interested in charging people for my work.  But I am interested
> in making sure I both own my work and retain the right to ensure it's
> distributed properly.
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> And yes, these services (should they be found helpful) are intended any
> avalon service repository.
> 
> Cheers.
> 
> 
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