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From "Antonio Gallardo" <agalla...@agssa.net>
Subject Re: [OT] thought on license discussions (was: Re: Hibernate question)
Date Wed, 11 Aug 2004 10:01:04 GMT
Steven Noels dijo:
> On 09 Aug 2004, at 21:53, Leszek Gawron wrote:
>
>> Let's imagine we base cocoon on spring. There was a discussion about
>> including hibernate in cocoon and it failed (licensing). Spring being
>> ASL 2.0 ships with hibernate library, even if not - it contains code
>> that was compiled against hibernate interfaces. Wouldn't this be an
>> issue?
>
> Before anyone makes the obligatory remark license discussions are
> boring, let's just not forget what Debian has been doing in this field
> since many years - http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/
>
> Granted, the number of license discussions has been increasing over the
> past year(s), but if they can cope, so should we. It is the crux of the
> contract we provide to our users.

A mail list for that is good idea, I think a better idea is to state clear
in a web page what kind of licenses are valid for us -> this will avoid
further discussions....

And for the LGPL case I prefer to be safe than sorry.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo.

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