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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: about httpd installer
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2008 05:47:45 GMT
On Aug 3, 2008, at 9:19 AM, Stefano Bagnara wrote:

> I'm a PMC member of the Apache JAMES project.
> We received a contribution from an user including an installer for  
> our main product (Apache JAMES Server). The installer is for the  
> Windows platform and is created using a commercial product named  
> SetupBuilder.
> I pointed the user that we couldn't use it in JAMES product because  
> #1 SetupBuilder was commercial and #2 it required our release  
> manager to run on windows in order to create the instealler.
> He pointed me that APache HTTPD has a windows installer based on a  
> commercial product too (Installshield).
> Can you kindly give more details on how you dealt with this?

Apache projects only release source.  The binary installer is just  
one of
many post-release, binary builds that are created by trusted individuals
and delivered by us in order to make our non-programming users happy.
The ASF does not vote on them (release them), and we don't need them
to be entirely based on open source because the contents are not source.
They just have to be redistributable as binaries under our license.


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