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From Tony Blanchard <blt...@wanadoo.fr>
Subject Re: [bdbje] [Licensing] Open Source verses Commercial Use
Date Sun, 24 Jul 2005 07:45:02 GMT
Maybe the HSQLDB and its license would be better than sleepycat ones : 
http://hsqldb.org/web/hsqlLicense.html
Maybe it is a little bit more complex tha JE ...

Tony

Niclas Hedhman a écrit :

>On Sunday 24 July 2005 11:54, Alex Karasulu wrote:
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>>>>Does the license for JE require company A to have to license JE from
>>>>SleepyCat?
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>>>If they don't provide source code to their product under some kind of
>>>free software license, the answer seems to be yes.
>>> 
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>>So all the source. including the commercial versions of the product must
>>be open?  If so we cannot use JE then unfortunately.  We cannot require
>>every company that embeds ApacheDS into their product to have to open
>>the source to their commercial products.
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>IANAL, but a similar discussion has recently been up on the legal-discuss@ 
>mailing list.
>
>Essentially, at the moment, ASF projects can not use/distribute something that 
>adds additional constraint on the downstream users, than the current Apache 
>license. Hence, the restrictions on LGPL/GPL and other Open/Free licenses 
>that we can depend on.
>
>Now, you mentioned elsewhere Subversion, and considering that many of the 
>contributors are Apache folks, and ASF is one of the key promoters of Svn "in 
>real life", doesn't it strike you as "odd" why Subversion wasn't developed 
>within ASF?? Could it be related?
>
>In any event, if there are GPL-like options, one choice is to create an 
>external project elsewhere, which contains the constraints and that project 
>"pulls in" the Apache DS, and that would more or less require an additional 
>solution (current?) within the Apache DS project, so it is not 'incomplete'.
>
>Any "exception" from Sleepycat, will most likely require a CCLA/ICLA on the 
>codebase in question, to enable the standard downstream usages of Apache 
>codebases.
>
>Cheers
>Niclas
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