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From Marc Boorshtein <>
Subject Re: [Licensing] Open Source verses Commercial Use
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2005 18:40:37 GMT
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?


On 7/23/05, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
> Marc Boorshtein wrote:
> >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
> >
> >
> >
> >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:
> >>
> >>,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?
> >>
> >>
> 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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