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From Steven Noels <>
Subject Re: Enough object store crap, let's get serious
Date Mon, 24 May 2004 20:44:50 GMT
On 24 May 2004, at 22:36, Leszek Gawron wrote:

>> Which means, IIUC, we could distribute stuff legally, but nobody 
>> would be able to shrink-wrap and close-source Cocoon without paying 
>> Sleepycat a fee. That is not what our license has been indicating 
>> throughout the years, and I honestly don't understand how all the 
>> other Sleepycat users (like Subversion) cope with this.
> Subversion is open source tool. You never distribute it with your 
> system. So you are free to use it. Managing own commercial projects 
> does not involve redistributing so license also is not violated.

I was suggesting what would happen if someone wraps Subversion into a 
closed-source product (for whatever stupid reason, like making a better 
M$ SourceSafe). The Subversion license allows this, but BDB, shipped 
with SVN, doesn't.

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