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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: [VOTE:PMC] Release Tapestry to Jakarta
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2003 12:00:29 GMT
Endre StĂžlsvik wrote:
> | Actually, this is present Apache policy.  You can't link to them at
> | all.  Sorry.
> 
> Why on earth can't Apache link to LGPL libraries? What's with you guys?
> Have you heard about something called "the open source community"? It's
> about reusing code n'allthat...

have you never heard of 'viral licensing'?  the reason is, quite
simply, that linking to lgpl stuff will cause our stuff to be
licensed under lgpl instead of staying licensed under the apache
licence.  and that's something from which we have decided to
protect our users.  if *they* want to modify the code to do
this stuff, fine -- but not our original sources for the above reason.
we're not going to force the 3p commercial vendors who base
their products on our code into any form of [l]gpl compliance.
that's something they need to do themselves, with their eyes open.
-- 
#ken	P-)}

Ken Coar, Sanagendamgagwedweinini  http://Golux.Com/coar/
Author, developer, opinionist      http://Apache-Server.Com/

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