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From Ryan Bloom <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Add mod_gz to httpd-2.0
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2001 20:05:09 GMT

I really should just ignore this.  But oh well........

> From a political standpoint I'm pissed that Covalent Technologies can
> cut a deal with Compaq for the new Compaq Apache server (wonder if it
> will ship with or without compression (details are tough to find on this
> whole deal). But you know what, more power to Ryan and his crew for
> doing something like that. Did I ever see a vote for something like
> that, no... I even checked the ASF minutes... Nothing since February.
> Whatever.

a)  This is not Ryan and his crew.  I am an engineering manager at Covalent.
I have 0 control over partnerships and the like.

b)  Why does this deal piss you off?  Covalent and Compaq are partnering to
promote the use of Apache and Compaq hardware with Linux in the 
marketplace.  They were looking for an company to partner with to help, and for
Apache that was us.

c)  Right now, the solution does not include compression at all.  That may
change in the future, but I don't know of any plans along those lines.

d)  This has nothing to do with the ASF, so the ASF wasn't involved.  Covalent
sells a version of Apache (with only EAPI patches applied), and proprietary 
modules.  We do not need to check with the ASF to partner with a company that
wants our help to do the same basic thing.  If RemoteCommunications wants to
sell Apache, feel free, you don't need ASF permission to do so.  You do need
to follow the license, which Covalent does.


Ryan Bloom
Covalent Technologies

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