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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: Looking for some help developing a MPM
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2002 15:30:57 GMT
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 
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 

Does anyone else have their 2c's to throw into this?

> Ryan

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