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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache Harmony / GNU Classpath
Date Mon, 16 May 2005 22:14:19 GMT

On May 16, 2005, at 8:50 AM, S. Meslin-Weber wrote:

> Hi Geir,
>
> On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 06:47:40AM -0400, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>
>>
>> I have no intention of forking GNU Classpath.  Even if we wanted to,
>> we couldn't because of the license.
>>
>>
>
> Just to be clear on this point, the license for GNU Classpath is
> GPL+Exception and does not prohibit forking.

Of course, but

a) we don't want to fork

b) if we did, we couldn't put software under that license in the  
Apache repository

>
> I believe you are saying that "forking and relicensing under an Apache
> license" isn't currently feasible. The forking block is merely a  
> license
> incompatibility in this context (and has a separate discussion).

Yes :)

>
> I think that when referring to "the license" or "the licenses" we  
> should
> be more clear as to which licenses we mean otherwise we run the  
> risk of
> confusing those unfamiliar with current context.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Steph
>
> -- 
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> Stephane Meslin-Weber         Email: steph@tangency.co.uk
> Software Engineer             Web: http://odonata.tangency.co.uk
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>

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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