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From Brian Pane <bri...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Looking for some help developing a MPM
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2002 18:08:12 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:

>>From: Ian Holsman [mailto:ianh@apache.org]
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>>Ryan Bloom wrote:
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>>>This is actually WHY I brought up the question to begin with.  I
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>hadn't
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>>>planned to be involved with the discussion, but I did read the
>>>State-Threads MPM FAQ.  From the FAQ:
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>>>12. Will the ASF adopt the patches?
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>>>We contributed the patches to the Apache Software Foundation but the
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>ASF
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>>>has refused to include the patches in future releases of Apache/1.3
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>or
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>>>2.0, citing "unnecessary" typecasts and complication associated with
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>the
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>>>warning-free 64-bit port, and incompatible license terms with the
>>>state-threaded MPM.
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>>>This means that the original author knew about the licensing issues,
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>and
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>>>he has chosen NOT to re-license.
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>>That's being a bit hard Ryan.
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>>the library is based on NSPR, and would involve some work to remove
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>it.
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>How is that being hard at all?  The author has chosen not to re-license.
>He has perfectly valid technical reasons for not re-licensing, but it is
>still a decision that has been made.
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Was that a conscious decision on the part of the author?  I.e.,
did we ask him to consider re-licensing, which he rejected?  Or
was the possibility never explicitly discussed?

--Brian



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