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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: CouchDBX
Date Mon, 25 Aug 2008 16:10:14 GMT

On Aug 23, 2008, at 17:48, Damien Katz wrote:

> I'm not sure it should be an Apache project, because we can't  
> distribute the binaries as Apache (which is what most people want)

I'm not sure if there is an issue here. We certainly can't release  
something under anything other than the original license, but I don't  
see how that would be a problem since all licenses involved (as far as  
I can tell) are BSD-ish in nature.

> and most people who are capable of building it would just use the  
> current build and install tools anyway.
> On a related note, from the download page we should to link to a  
> page of externally built binaries (with disclaimers that they aren't  
> official Apache releases) so people can find them easily.

Is that okay by ASF standards? Mentors?


> -Damien
> On Aug 23, 2008, at 11:36 AM, Noah Slater wrote:
>> Just to clear things up, after chatting with Jan on IRC I see that  
>> I got the
>> wrong end of the stick. The real issues here are:
>> * We have a really cool subproject of CouchDB
>> * It shouldn't be part of /trunk
>> * It bundles lots of other software, with different licences
>> * Where should we put it, in terms of infrastructure
>> I think that's it, anyway... please correct me.
>> -- 
>> Noah Slater,

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