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From "James Cox" <>
Subject RE: Using GPL Libraries ( was Re: Looking for some help developing a MPM)
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2002 16:38:07 GMT

> On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Ian Holsman wrote:
> > As I read the question is can we link-to/use a GPL library. I think that
> > the answer to this should be the same regardless if we are using it in a
> > small un-important spot, or in the main section of some
> > mission-critical. (you either can or you can't)
> You're right.  We should not provide support for GDBM, because it's GPL
> and not LGPL as I would have assumed.  So apr_dbm_gdbm.c should also be
> GPL, which means APR-util as a whole would have to be GPL, etc.
> It's starting to look like we need a separate repository for "addons" that
> are GPL-infected and thus must be distributed separately and downloaded
> separately.

from the PHP experience I have, we only include GPL and other modules that
are not PHP in our repository if we feel that the development is very borked
or stagnant. I don't think having a repository for addons is a good idea, as
that is the equivalent of forking.

 -- james

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