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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Enough object store crap, let's get serious
Date Mon, 24 May 2004 21:05:22 GMT
Steven Noels wrote:

> 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.

You are right: you can't ship your product with this without paying 
Sleepycat a fee.

But if it's your product that fetches it from the internet upon 
installation you don't have to pay anything.

That license is just stupid.


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