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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Proposal a new OJB block
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2003 10:18:13 GMT

On Friday, Sep 26, 2003, at 10:52 Europe/Rome, Upayavira wrote:

> Nicolas Toper wrote:
>> why don't we use hibernate?
> Because it is LGPLd, and we cannot have LGPL code in our CVS 
> repository.
> Someone did mention getting the hibernate guys to change their 
> licence, and IIRC suggested that they were prepared to do so. If 
> someone did get them to adopt a BSD style licence, we would be able to 
> include it in a 'persistence' block, which would be great.

or a hybernate-based implementation of a 'persistent' block behavior 
can be developped and distributed from another site ( 
comes to mind).

the block deployer will need to have the ability to connect to multiple 
block librarians. (one, the official, will be on but there could exist more and might be another one, distributing 
components that are not compatible with the distribution policies of 
the ASF.

Note that the *GPL is reciprocal (aka viral) only when we are talking 
about 'redistribution'. if the user doesn't redistribute, he is 
perfectly fine in mixing and matching BSD and GPL code because their 
incompatibility emerges only as "combined redistribution".

I expect very few users to use block deployment to create something 
that they later have the need to redistribute combined.


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