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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: LGPL code in Apache?
Date Mon, 20 Apr 1998 23:57:16 GMT
Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> In ap_snprintf.c:
>  /*
>   * cvt.c - IEEE floating point formatting routines for FreeBSD
>   * from GNU libc-4.6.27.  Modified to be thread safe.
>   */
> Does the LGPL (which is what libc is under) allow for us to take it and put
> it under the Apache copyright?  What impact does that have on the use &
> modification of this code by other people?  I'm presuming that because it's
> from FreeBSD, all it has is the advertising requirement; somehow, if
> FreeBSD could handle the licensing issues then it's good enough for us,
> given the similarities in licenses.  Maybe this was discussed at one point...

Hmmm.... when I snagged the snprintf() stuff, I just checked with the
Xinetd guys, who had the code to begin with, and they said it was
cool to put it under the Apache license.

   Jim Jagielski   |||   |||
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