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From "Damian C" <jami...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: license question
Date Mon, 28 May 2007 01:06:13 GMT
Thanks Mike,
As is often the case I managed to learn more from answering
incorrectly, than from answering!!  And to think all these years I
could have been ripping off those generous and capable Apache
folk:-)).  The good news is that at least I know I'm not breaching any
license conditions.
-Damian



On 5/28/07, Michael Segel <msegel@segel.com> wrote:

> > Derby is a different license - although it is somewhat similar to
> > LGPL.  So you are free to USE the libraries, but not to DERIVE other
> > work from it.
> >
> No!
> This is not correct.
> Derby is licensed under the Apache license.
>
> Its pretty much open. You can do pretty much anything you want, as long as
> you attribute Apache somewhere in your code. (You'd have to see the
> requirements...) But you are free to Derive and re-license the code...
>
> This is why IBM likes Apache's licensing....
>
> In theory, you could create a complete knock-off of Derby called Jimbo's DB
> and as long as you properly attribute Apache/Derby, you're clean.
>
> HTH
>
> -Mike
>
> PS. IANAL, but I spent far too much time with IBM's lawyers. ;-)
>

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