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From Roberto Galoppini <rgalopp...@geek.net>
Subject Re: [Comment] Apache software is always free
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 11:04:20 GMT
On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:
>
>
> On 2012-05-22 3:42 AM, Roberto Galoppini wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Andrea Pescetti<pescetti@apache.org>
>>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Shane Curcuru wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://www.apache.org/free
>>>> Any glaring errors? Anything I should add, or express more clearly?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I would add, when you state that the Apache License meets the Open Source
>>> Initiative's (OSI) Open Source Definition, that it also meets the Free
>>> Software Foundation's Free Software definition and thus it qualifies as
>>> Free/Libre software. In the case of OpenOffice, which used to ship under
>>> a
>>> GNU license, this would be helpful to users who want to be sure that the
>>> license change gives them more freedom and not less freedom than before.
>
>
> True, although this URL is meant for ASF-wide use, not just for AOO.  So I'm
> trying to keep the information as simple (and conflict-inducing phrases
> free) as possible.  But I think a mention that we meet both OSI and FSF
> guidelines is worth adding.
>
>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>  Andrea.
>>
>>
>>
>> Great job Shane, I'd consider a couple of minor changes.
>>
>> Add in the first paragraph that it can be used for any purpose and you
>> can make copies. I know that a careful reader could read it below, but
>> many just read the very first paragraph.
>
>
> Good point.
>
>
>>
>> I'd consider also to add in the "Is Apache software free to use? May I
>> use it for any purpose?" section a couple of hints for who want to
>> repackage it, so that we can point this people to thart page.
>
>
> Again, this page is primarily meant to be a memorable URL to provide as a
> reference for the "do I ever have to pay for Apache software" type question.

Gotcha.

> What information for repackagers do you mean?  Wouldn't that kind of
> information better go on the /legal or /licenses areas anyway?

Definitely.

Roberto


> - Shane
>
>>
>> Roberto

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