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From Roland Weber <>
Subject Re: SVN move
Date Mon, 28 Jul 2008 07:49:19 GMT
Hi Craig,

Craig L Russell wrote:
> [craig] I think I got the attribution correct in this. Please correct if 
> I got it wrong.

You got it right (I think :-).

>> [roland]Yes, and why shouldn't it be? Anybody can pull Apache sources 
>> from
>> our public SVN repo and make releases with or without modifications
>> under any license that is compatible with the AL 2.0.
> [craig]This is a misunderstanding. The Apache license is very liberal. 
> You can do pretty much anything you like with stuff you pull from the 
> Apache site *except* call it an Apache release or remove notices.

IIRC, the AL has a patent termination clause. The AL requires that
the documentation of the redistributen says "contains software
developed by the ASF" (that's not the exact wording here). If sb
wants to redistribute AL code under a license that does not honor
the patent termination clause, or that negates the ASF attribution
requirement, there is a problem. That's what I am referring to with
"compatible license". "Pretty much anything" means "not everything",
and "compatible" means that you don't leave the "pretty much" area.

>>> [alan]What if the license for those releases was incompatible w/ AL2.0?
>> [roland]That would be a show stopper.
> [craig]No, it's not a showstopper.

You noticed the "incompatible" in the question?
Not "different", but "incompatible".


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