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From Torsten Curdt <>
Subject Re: gpl software with commons components?
Date Thu, 21 Apr 2005 13:28:39 GMT
Matthijs Wensveen wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Maybe this question has been asked a thousand times already, in that
> case I am sorry.
> I have made a piece of software that I want to place on sourceforge. It
> is a library that makes use of lucene and a lot of other jakarta commons
> components. Those jars are licenced under the apache licence (2.0). Does
> the AL being incompatible with the GPL make it impossible for me to
> licence my library under the GPL?

AFAIK this (release under GPL but using
AL components) should be ok - legally.

But not the other way round. (using
GPL components and then release under AL)

> I can probably licence my software under another GPL incompatible
> licence, like AL, right?

Well, it's up to you want you want.

Hard to give an advice without starting
to get philosophic... ;)


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