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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [OFFTOPIC] [legal] a solution to our licensing issues with classpath
Date Tue, 03 Oct 2006 03:02:51 GMT
To answer my own question... no.  This license is incompatible with the 
GPL, as they state that :

"If you create or distribute a work which is a Derivative Work of both 
the Program and any other work licensed under the GPL, then this FLOSS 
Exception is not available for that work"

Ah well...


Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/foss-exception.html
> 
> So it seems that the GPL is compatible with the Apache License, because 
> MySQL says so, at least for Apache code they want to use, like APR.
> 
> I assume this means you could take a small snippet of MySQL, and use it 
> as a bridge between GPL code and Apache Licensed code?  Of course, their 
> section 2.2 says you still have to redistribute your source.
> 
> Suppose we then do the same thing independently, but make it a free 
> license - put out some code under the GPL with an exception that is like 
> the MySQL exception, but omits section 2.2 - doesn't force source 
> redistribution of the Apache Licensed work...
> 
> Run that by your favorite lawyer, but don't tell them I sent you :)
> 
> geir
> 
> 
> 
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