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From Alex Karasulu <aok...@bellsouth.net>
Subject Re: [Licensing] Open Source verses Commercial Use
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2005 18:50:32 GMT
Marc Boorshtein wrote:

>one thing occured to me.  how do the "for profit" linux distros do it?
> just about every linux distro includes bdb.  I wonder if there is a
>licensing loophole for that?
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Good point there has to be some sort of exception here.  I was 
specifically thinking about subversion and how others are embedding it 
into their applications.  Hope the email to Sleepycat sheds some more 
light - let's see what they say.

Cheers,
Alex

>marc
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>On 7/23/05, Alex Karasulu <aok123@bellsouth.net> wrote:
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>>Marc Boorshtein wrote:
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>>>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).
>>>
>>>marc
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>>>On 7/23/05, Alex Karasulu <aok123@bellsouth.net> wrote:
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>>>>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:
>>>>
>>>>http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1615549,00.asp
>>>>
>>>>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
>>>>Server:
>>>>
>>>>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
>>>>SleepyCat?
>>>>
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>>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.
>>
>>Alex
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