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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: Your ADNS package
Date Sun, 02 May 1999 14:45:56 GMT
Richard Stallman wrote:
>      but the GPL you
>     > currently have chosen makes ADNS _not_ useable for Apache
> I don't see why it is not usable for Apache.
> Could you explain what problem you see?
>      Because it's a library
> We use the Lesser GPL for some libraries, not for all libraries.  For
> a specialized library like this one, the ordinary GPL is a better
> strategy.  We want to limit its use to free software packages.
> The Lesser GPL or the X11 license would permit proprietary packages
> to use it.

I believe the answer to both of these is the same: the Apache
licence permits commercial and non-open modification and
redistribution.  Products such as IBM's IHS and WebSphere,
and C2Net's Stronghold, are based upon Apache but include
proprietary added-value components.
#ken  P-)}

Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
Apache Software Foundation  <>
"Apache Server for Dummies" <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/ASFD/>

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