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From "Bill Stoddard" <stodd...@raleigh.ibm.com>
Subject Re: [Fwd: I want to contribute a software I've written.]
Date Tue, 23 May 2000 20:43:20 GMT
-1. I am also against including/requiring/distributing any GPL'ed code. And I'd like that
to apply to all ASF projects, not just the web server.

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: <rbb@covalent.net>
To: <new-httpd@apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 11:38 AM
Subject: RE: [Fwd: I want to contribute a software I've written.]


>
> The thing that scares me, is that this is a slipperly slope.  Once we
> start accepting GPL'ed code, we open ourselves up for more requests for
> GPL'ed code.
>
> Also remember, that one of the nice things about what is currently
> distributed from Apache.org, is that everything that is there, ALL of the
> Apache contributors can help with, without worrying about Licensing
> issues.  This isn't true once we start shipiing GPL'ed code.
>
> I have minor issues with the GPL, but nothing that would stop me from
> contributing to a GPL'ed code base, however I don't want Apache GPL'ed,
> and I don't want Apache to be distributing GPL'ed code.  I am -1 for
> this.  (vote, not veto.)
>
> Ryan
>
>
> On Tue, 23 May 2000, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>
> > I'm hearing that the argument against GPL code is integration into
> > the core.  We can't build on it, and vendors are very restricted
> > in their distribution of it.  Correct me if I'm wrong.
> >
> > I don't see that an external feature (log file processing) falls
> > into any of these objections.
> >
> > Bill
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Rodent of Unusual Size [mailto:Ken.Coar@Golux.Com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 10:10 AM
> > > To: Apache Developers
> > > Subject: [Fwd: I want to contribute a software I've written.]
> > >
> > >
> > > Acked.  Do we have a position about contrib stuff on our sites yet?
> > > Particularly if GPLed?
> > > --
> > > #ken    P-)}
> > >
> > > Ken Coar                    <http://Golux.Com/coar/>
> > > Apache Software Foundation  <http://www.apache.org/>
> > > "Apache Server for Dummies" <http://Apache-Server.Com/>
> > > "Apache Server Unleashed"   <http://ApacheUnleashed.Com/>
> >
>
>
> _______________________________________________________________________________
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