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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: compiling bootJVM with MSVC
Date Sun, 06 Nov 2005 13:44:27 GMT

On Nov 5, 2005, at 5:40 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:

> Hi Matt,
>
> On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 06:57 -0800, Matt Benson wrote:
>
>> Shouldn't more care to be taken RE pointing people to
>> LGPL resources on this list as the compatibility
>> issues between the LGPL and Apache licenses are AFAIK
>> still unresolved?
>>
>
> There is no problem combining ASL and LGPL into a larger work (as long
> as the distribution requirements of both parts are respected of  
> course).
> But currently the "official apache rules" still don't allow for it.  
> But
> we are working on changing that because so many apache projects  
> want to
> depend on LGPL projects like Hibernate, FreeChart, OpenOffice.org
> document filters, etc. And the legal committee has a proposal to  
> make it
> happen that will hopefully be ratified by the Apache board during the
> next ApacheCon. We are working under the assumption that all legal
> problems will be cleared up in time. (L)GPL and ASL compatibility  
> being
> top priority of course :)

Lets not count our chickens here.  The LGPL policy is still in the  
works, and may not allow anything but limited-time optional  
dependencies, and no re-distrubution of LGPL-ed artifacts.

geir

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



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