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From Alex Karasulu <aok...@bellsouth.net>
Subject Re: [bdbje] [Licensing] Open Source verses Commercial Use
Date Sun, 24 Jul 2005 19:36:28 GMT
Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:

>Hi !
>
>On Sun, 2005-07-24 at 07:04 -0400, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>  
>
>>>The Sleepycat license is that if you don't have total source
>>>(essentially GPL) then you pay Sleepycat a fee
>>>      
>>>
>>>Personally I'd recommend an approach where you have an option
>>>      
>>>
>>There is no such option.  JE is a dead end.  We do not pass along additional
>>restrictions beyond the ALv2 (which means essentially no restrictions).
>>    
>>
>
>I think that the best thing to do is validate backends without
>delivering them. There is no issue if you do that. Let's use JDBM as a
>kind of RI, bundled with the ApacheDS package, and let others use
>whatever they want, assuming they will donwload those backends and deal
>with IP issues by themselves.
>
>So we can work with JE, validate that ApacheDS works well with it, using
>an abstraction layer above it, avoiding licenses problem, and tell the
>community : "ApacheDS works well and is fully tested against JE, up to
>you to download JE" (or wathever DB).
>
>2cts.
>  
>
Funny you say this I already made that abstraction layer above it. 

Good thinking Emmanuel.

Alex


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