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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: Post mortem request for the handling of the Corinthia podling (was Re: FYI, I have subscribed to this list and to your private list)
Date Sun, 17 Jan 2016 04:58:13 GMT
On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 1:39 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Danese Cooper <> wrote:
>> It is true that the ASF and the FSF have historically been religiously
>> incompatible on the subject of licensing combinatorics. As I usually
>> explain to my clients, the worst case scenario for the FSF is that code
>> become unfree (in the non-proprietary sense); the worst case scenario for
>> the ASF is that code become unused (in the code reuse sense). Both points
>> have their validity.
> Actually FSF explicitly says that ASL is compatible with GPL.  The reverse
> is, of course, not true if you want to preserve the ASL semantics and both
> ASF and FSF agree on that.

A fun little fact that not a lot of zealots on both sides realize is
the above plus
the revers fact that FSF actually *recommends* ALv2 under certain conditions:
(see the Small Programs ;-) and Libraries paragraph).


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