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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: [Comment] Apache software is always free
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 07:42:40 GMT
On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
> Shane Curcuru wrote:
>> 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.
> 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.

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.


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