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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: CVSGenerater(was: [Vote] Improving Cocoon Site)
Date Sat, 08 Dec 2001 22:50:23 GMT
Christian Haul wrote:
> On 07.Dec.2001 -- 11:05 AM, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> > > Wouldn't it be nicer to have an cvs: protocol.
> >
> > Oh, totally. There is a JCVS tool which includes a CVS protocol stack
> > implementation (but I think it's GPL-ed).
> Stefano,
> isn't there an effort to do some rewording of the ASF Licence to make
> it (more) compatible with (L)GPL ?

Yes, but this "more" means that we aim to allow GPL-ed software to be
able to include ASFL-ed software.

The other way around is impossible by design for the GPL and strongly
disliked for LGPL-ed java stuff because of possible issues with dynamic
linking. The only "legal" way seems to be that of using complete
reflection based calls to the API, but that would be a performance
trouble to say the least.

Anyway, as Ken pointed out to me privately, there is a
legally-compatible implementation of a CVS protocol stack for netbeans.

> Is that going to help here?

No, not for JCVS, but the netbeans code is fully compatible being the
license the sun version of the Mozilla Public License.

> reckon ASF is not going to 'dual' licence its code?

Nop. The ASF members agree that dual licensing is, at the very least,
asking for legal trouble down the road. And normally, a legal hack made
by developers to go around license restrictions targetted to lawyers
which real legal implication they don't really understand.

Anyway, the netbeans code removes all our legal problems anyway.

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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