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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Apache code in NCSA server?
Date Mon, 25 Mar 1996 18:00:59 GMT
> Hello all,
> 	I want to know how you (the Apache group) would feel 
> about NCSA encorporating some of the Apache modules into the
> NCSA server.  We are trying to build our 2.0 server so that
> the modules could be used by either server, but that may not
> be possible.  In which case the Apache modules would be included
> in the NCSA server with the aid of wrappers or modifications to
> the modules.  

I'd like to hear about any differences between your API and ours ... it may be
best to harmonise them.

> 	As I see it, the problem is that the Apache code is
> public domain with unrestricted use, and the NCSA code is
> copyrighted and owned by the University of IL.  We are trying
> to bring in some licensing funds from commercial distribution of
> the code.  The Apache code would be as clearly identified as
> possible, but since it would be packaged with the NCSA code, it
> may create the impression that we are charging for the Apache code. 
> (We wouldn't be, we would be charging for the NCSA code and the
> NCSA modifications to Apache code.)

Actually, you are allowed to charge for Apache code. But if you want to make
it clear that you aren't then go right ahead  ;-)

But apart from this I see no problem.

> 	So, do you think it would cause a problem?  I'm particularly
> interested in the new PERL module.  
> -- 
> 		Elizabeth(Beth) Frank
> 		NCSA Server Development Team

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