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From Paul Franz <>
Subject Re: [bdbje] [Licensing] Open Source verses Commercial Use
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2005 19:17:12 GMT
Can you point me to a location where I can found where "Redistribution 
By Proxy" is defined.

Paul Franz

David Boreham wrote:
> Paul Franz wrote:
>> As a way around the redistribution restriction, couldn't a person 
>> create their application to use the Berkley DB JE API, but not 
>> redistribute it. Instead have the person installing the application 
>> grab it and install it separately. Therefore the person distributing 
>> the application would not be violating the license while still letting 
>> them develop against it.
>> Is the above correct, or am I missing something?
> I think this is called Redistribution by Proxy, and it's not allowed (or 
> rather
> it puts you in exactly the same position wrt the licence as if you had
> distributed the bits directly).
> GPL'ed code like the JE basically makes you release all the source
> code for the process into which you link it. This is one of the things
> that the Apache Licence doesn't make you do, so they're fundamentally
> different.
> I guess Apache DS depends on a Java runtime, and Java isn't Apache 
> Licensed,
> but presumably that's not a problem...
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