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From "Dan Scott" <deni...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Sphinx license
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:26:44 GMT
On 26/03/2008, Daniel John Debrunner <djd@apache.org> wrote:
> Nils Adermann wrote:
>  >
>  > Søren Hilmer wrote:
>  >> Hi
>  >>
>  >> Took a quick look at Sphinx, and noticed that it licensed under GPL
>  >> v.2. That is probably a problem for integration into CouchDB, as it is
>  >> not compatiple with Apache v.2.
>  >>
>  >> see: http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html
>  >>
>  >> --Søren
>  >>
>  >>
>  > Hi,
>  >
>  > unfortunately Sphinx doesn't make it very clear but it's released under
>  > "either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
>  > version." (as you can read in doc/Sphinx.html under 1.4 License) so you
>  > can just apply the terms of GPLv3 and you should be fine even if it
>  > required linking somewhere.
>
>
> I don't think the issue is that GPLv2 is incompatible with the ALv2,
>  it's that the ASF only distributes software using ALv2. If couchdb pulls
>  in Sphinx then won't that make the combined program also GPL?
>
>  See this draft of the licensing policy:
>
>  http://people.apache.org/~rubys/3party.html
>
>  Dan.
>

This is, perhaps, an incredibly stupid question, but wouldn't
integration with Solr (a sister Apache project for a full-text search
engine built on Lucene that speaks HTTP + JSON
(http://lucene.apache.org/solr/)) make sense as a first target?

-- 
Dan Scott
Laurentian University
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