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From Bill Stoddard <stodd...@raleigh.ibm.com>
Subject Re: apache 1.3.6 cygwin port integration
Date Mon, 17 May 1999 12:49:36 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 15 May 1999, Lars Eilebrecht wrote:
> 
> > According to Stipe Tolj:
> >
> > >  we -- the Cygwin Porting Project -- would like to add our Apache 1.3.6
> > >  port to the Cygwin b20.x environment to the official Apache
> > >  distribution.
> >
> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but if your port uses the cygwin library
> > (rsp. is linked against this library) it _must_ be distributed under
> > the GPL. This is a problem, because Apache has its own license which
> > is not 'compatible' with GPL. In other words, we cannot incorporate a
> > patch/port which is covered by the GPL...
> 
> I posted to -core about this a few months back -- earlier descriptions of
> the licensing were unclear... I think they've cleaned things up somewhat
> -- see <http://sourceware.cygnus.com/cygwin/licensing.html>.  Essentially
> we'd be able to distribute the source, but not binaries.

Is this source GPL'ed?  I'd be wary of putting GPL'ed source into the
Apache standard distribution (or into the same CVS repository for that
matter). It opens the whole intellectual property can-o-worms that I
just as soon avoid if possible.

-- 
Bill Stoddard
stoddard@raleigh.ibm.com

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