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From Stefan Teleman <stefan.tele...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: New chair and/or attic
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:31:36 GMT
On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 8:43 AM, "C. Bergström"
<cbergstrom@pathscale.com> wrote:
> On 08/31/12 07:20 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>
>> On Aug 30, 2012, at 8:00 PM, C. Bergström<cbergstrom@pathscale.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> While STDCXX is at Apache it will never be BSD licensed.  Solution - move
>>> it away from Apache foundation and have them transfer some of the additional
>>> rights they received to allow recipient foundation to relicense.  I thought
>>> this would be a win for the project and everyone, but for some reason
>>> instead of opening a discussion to transfer - it's just death grip and
>>> pushing to the attic.
>>
>> What is wrong with ALv2?
>
> Armchair lawyer discussion on this will never end and I'll try to keep this
> brief..
>
> Apache lawyer views, our lawyer views, your views.. etc (not the problem
> here)
>
> FSF views which probably have some weight across the open source community
> is summed up with this..
> "Despite our best efforts, the FSF has never considered the Apache License
> to be compatible with GPL version 2"
> http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html
>
> That view seems to have been accepted by the FBSD community - The effect is
> that the large amount of GPLv2 code in ports/elsewhere can't take advantage
> of STDCXX due to it's license.  Please note I'm not arguing if this is
> "correct", but just the feedback I've gotten.  I'm not interested to fight
> that.
>
> Open source works like this in my experience : people use it, they love it
> and they contribute back.  To get users we need to solve problems for larger
> communities - Make sense?
>
> Can you help clear this roadblock, yes or no?
>

My 0.02 of observations about FOSS licenses in general, based on my
direct experience:

For any FOSS component M, licensed under an Open Source License N,
there will always exist a person P, or a group of persons G[P] who
will declare that the current license N is
inappropriate/invalid/incompatible/etc, and will advocate a change to
another Open Source License Q.

--Stefan

-- 
Stefan Teleman
KDE e.V.
stefan.teleman@gmail.com

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