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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [arch] VM/Classlibrary Interface (take 2)
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2005 10:17:22 GMT

On Jul 20, 2005, at 7:02 PM, Mark Wielaard wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 12:38 -0400, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>> The reason nobody answered this question is because we are still
>>> debating how to accept code that is both GPLv2 and ASLv2 compatible.
>> I'm not sure that's the issue exactly - I think it's about dual
>> licensing.
> No it is not. That would create all kinds of trouble for us to  
> track who
> contributed what under which terms. This really is just about  
> coming up
> with a simple default contribution policy that is acceptable to  
> all. As
> Leo explained so graphically people don't want lists of options or
> difficult decision diagrams. We want to provide a simple contribution
> policy that gets us in a situation that all contributed code is ASLv2
> and GPLv2 compatible by default. Then there is no confusion or need to
> track things (except of course the FSF/ASF individual/company
> contribution/disclaimer paperwork).

But we don't host code at the ASF that's under other licenses except  
in extreme situations, and I'm not convinced that we're there yet.

> We could do that by asking every contribution to be dual licensed
> GPL/ASL, but that might be too confusing to some. So I propose we just
> pick MIT/X for now and be done with it. (Or any other option I  
> mentioned
> in a couple of mails if you really don't like MIT/X.)

I believe that your only problem with ALv2 are the patent termination  
clauses, right?

I have an idea, but need to do a bit of homework - back in a few  
hours with it...


Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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