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From Thom May <>
Subject Re: Looking for some help developing a MPM
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2002 15:34:55 GMT
* Ian Holsman ( wrote :
> Ryan Bloom wrote:
> >>From: Ian Holsman []
> >>
> >>Ryan Bloom wrote:
> >>
> >>>Before you commit, 2 quick questions.  Did you take the MPM directly
> >>>from the Accelerating Apache Project and port it to the most recent
> >>>code?  Does it still rely on the same State Threads library?
> >>>
> >>>If the answer to either of these is yes, then we need to seriously
> >>>consider the license implications.  The State Threads library is
> >>
> >dual
> >
> >>>licensed MPL and GPL.
> >>>
> >>
> >>It makes use of the State Threads library, which you have to have
> >>installed on your system. I read this to be exactly the same as how we
> >>make use of the GDBM library (also GPL).
> >>
> >>I don't think this is a problem, but I am not a lawyer.
> >
> >
> >Personally, I would prefer to not have this in our tree if it requires a
> >GPL'ed library.  I consider this different from GDBM, because there are
> >options for using apr-util's DB library without GDBM.  I believe this is
> >also why this MPM wasn't committed when it was originally posted.
> >However, if the group wants it, I won't veto.
> >
> ok.. so it isn't a licencing issue then, it just a matter of personal 
> taste.
> For my 2c's this is exactly like gdbm. you don't need to build with it, 
> there are several viable MPM options, so no-one is forcing you to enable 
> this.
> Does anyone else have their 2c's to throw into this?

FWIW, I agree entirely that this should be in tree - we're not forcing
people to use it, thus the library's license isn't particularily problematic.
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