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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Full disclosure
Date Sun, 04 Dec 2005 19:17:03 GMT
My 2 cents, As a committer on the most forked SOAP engine on the
planet (Apache Axis - 
http://wiki.apache.org/ws/FrontPage/Axis/AxisBeingUsed)..i can safely
say that this is why i keep working on Apache stuff, you never know
where your code will turn up next. For example
and i like it that way.


On 12/4/05, Leo Simons <mail@leosimons.com> wrote:
> Anthony,
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 11:03:44PM -0800, Anthony Green wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 07:16 -0800, Leo Simons wrote:
> > > I didn't take notes but one of the many things I took away from this is that
it might
> > > be a real good idea to try and see if classpath can be LGPLed; Mark seemed
to think
> > > that is not an unattainable goal. When I get my hands on some spare time (I
hope it'll
> > > be under the christmas tree) I hope to push forward om some of that.
> >
> > I don't understand this.
> I don't fully understand it either.
> > The GNU Classpath license was designed to be
> > even more liberal than the LGPL.  What makes relicensing GNU Classpath
> > to LGPL a good idea?
> It looks like it might be a step on a path to having hundreds of developers who
> are part of the GNU community working with hundreds of developers who are part
> of the ASF community.
> It looks like such a step a little more than the GPL+Exception license does. I
> think that's primarily because the various legal properties of the LGPL are
> apparently better understood (or liked) by a large variety of legal people than
> the GPL+Exception license.
> (...)
> I don't pretend to understand what drives most people who prefer "free software"
> to "open source" or the other way around. I have never cared very much about copyleft
> or copyright or "software freedoms". Can't get worked up about it. I care about "real
> life freedoms", such as "freedom of speech" or "freedom to have at least one proper
> meal a day".
> Anyway, the "freedom" I keep looking for is "the freedom to all work together on cool
> code without worrying about licensing". If lots of people are less worried about the
> LGPL than about other licenses, then that means the LGPL is, in my world view, a nice
> license. It would probably be best to try and make those worried people worry less
> about the GPL+Exception, but that seems like a very hard thing to do.
> I hope the above made sense...
> - LSD

Davanum Srinivas : http://wso2.com/blogs/

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