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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [Licensing] Open Source verses Commercial Use
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2005 18:36:48 GMT
Marc Boorshtein wrote:

>While IANL, I have run into these types of situations while building
>commercial software and the company building the commercial software
>that is integrating apacheds (and so JE) would have to buy a
>re-distrobution license from sleepycat.  Even though it's integrated
>into apacheds, it can't be relicensed as you (or whomever owns the
>copyright for apacheds) do not own the copyright for JE.  The only way
>to get around this is to ask sleepycat for an excemption for anyone
>who uses apacheds in comercial products (which i doubt).
>On 7/23/05, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
>>Hello all,
>>I've been debating the use of JE rather than JDBM for use in the Apache
>>Directory Server.  I have been meaning to do this since this article but
>>had questions regarding licensing:
>>I do have a couple concerns associated with licensing.  First I'm trying
>>to determine if using JE and the exceptions in licensing make it
>>compatible with the ASL.  Fundamentally I would like to be reassured
>>that the following situation does not limit those using Apache Directory
>>Company A decides to integrate Apache Directory Server which now uses JE
>>into their product which they sell.
>>Does the license for JE require company A to have to license JE from
Thanks Marc for the response.  I will see if I can follow up with 
SleepyCat for an exception even if it does not look like an easy thing 
to do.


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