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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: The Unofficial "Harmony, Licensing, the Universe and everything" FAQ
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2005 05:36:59 GMT
Anthony,

Am sure you are aware that Apache does not get contributors to assign
copyrights to Apache when they contribute code.

-- dims

On 11/18/05, Anthony Green <green@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 14:50 -0800, Leo Simons wrote:
> > "As a special exception, for Classpath we have decided to make all the
> > problems described at
> >
> >   http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html
> >
> > go away."
> >
> > And then in proper lawyer terms.
> >
> > Heh. Very interesting, very pragmatic! Mark, do you think there's
> > any chance of making this happen?
>
> IANAL, but my understanding is that there are two ways to make "all the
> problems" go away:
> a) Modify the Apache license to remove the "additional restrictions", or
> b) Modify the GPL to remove the "additional restrictions" requirement.
>
> Only the copyright holders of the Apache licensed code can do (a), which
> doesn't seem to be what you're proposing.
>
> As for (b), this would effectively make GNU Classpath incompatible with
> GPL licensed code, because we still have Apache's "additional
> restrictions" to worry about.  This is a non-starter for a GNU project.
>
> I like the creative thinking though.
>
> AG
>
>
>


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