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From Björn Bength <>
Subject Re: Do Apache Camel needs a SAP integration?
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:00:52 GMT
I think GPLv3 software may include Apache licensed software but not
the other way around.
however, I think it's ok to use 3 party librarys, but not including or
distributing with it.

The LGPL v2.1 is ineligible from being a Category B license (a
category that includes the MPL, CPL, EPL, and CDDL) primarily due to
the restrictions it places on larger works, violating the third
license criterion. Therefore, LGPL v2.1-licensed works must not be
included in Apache products, although they may be listed as system
requirements or distributed elsewhere as optional works.


On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM, Erker, Carsten
<> wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> yes, a colleague who is Apache member just explained it to me.
> We are discussing about switching to ASL 2.0 with the next version.
> Regards,
> Carsten
> Am 20.01.2012 um 10:36 schrieb Christian Schneider:
>> Hi Carsten,
>> you migth want to take a look at the Apache license policies:
>> LGPL is listed as excluded so it may not be used as a dependency of an apache product
(as far as I understand).
>> I am not sure why it can´t be used but I guess some lawyer has helped with that
>> Christian
>> Am 20.01.2012 09:27, schrieb cerker:
>>> Björn, thanks a lot for sharing your camel-hibersap component. I only just
>>> started playing around with camel and liked it very much. Now there is a
>>> good reason to take a deeper look.
>>> It's good to hear that Hibersap helped you with your project. Regarding the
>>> license, I think there should be no problems to combine libraries that are
>>> under the Apache license and ones under LGPL (at least in their current
>>> versions). We initially liked the idea of a copyleft license and LGPL is the
>>> one most widely used. After all, I am not a lawyer and the big disadvantage
>>> of LGPL is that nobody seems to fully understand it and things are open to
>>> interpretation. Anyway, I'll have a talk with some people in my company who
>>> have a deeper understanding of OS licenses and we'll rethink the
>>> licensing....
>>> If you got any questions feel free to contact me via email or use the
>>> Hibersap forums or issue tracker on Sourceforge.
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Carsten
>>> (Founder of the Hibersap project)
>>> -
>> --
>> Christian Schneider
>> Open Source Architect
>> Talend Application Integration Division

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