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From Marc Boorshtein <>
Subject Re: [Licensing] Open Source verses Commercial Use
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2005 18:27:28 GMT
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
> 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?
> Alex

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