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From "Paul Davis" <>
Subject Re: the search api?
Date Sat, 19 Jul 2008 15:26:31 GMT

Regardless of the outcome, thanks for following up on this. It kinda
sucks that we even have these issues with trying to use multiple open
source projects.

Anyway, we can always look harder at pyndexter or some of the other
projects if we're dead set on including out of the box search
functionality. (Which I would vote for.)


On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 8:20 AM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 04:24:54PM +0100, Noah Slater wrote:
>> Okay, I will take this to apache-legal later today when I have time.
> Okay, from a thread on legal-discuss:
>  * The AL2's "compatibility" with the GPL3 is, annoyingly, a one way affair. As
>   such, you can include AL2 licenced code in a GPL3 project without relicensing
>   but not the other way around.
>  * The official ASF policy is that an Apache project MUST NOT depend on any
>   code or library that is GPL licensed (or similar) regardless of the effects
>   this may or may not have on the core code. The reason being that it would
>   effectively enforce users of the Apache project to install and run GPL code.
> What a shame, Xapian is pretty cool. From my chats with the developers they
> mentioned that they would like to relicense to LGPL but about 40% of the code is
> owned by some company that had paid for various people to work on the project
> and that they are in the middle of some long and complex effort to rewrite those
> parts. So, I wouldn't hold my breath.
> Best,
> --
> Noah Slater,

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