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From Craig Walls <wal...@michaels.com>
Subject Re: User Base
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2002 14:31:50 GMT

Absolutely--I'm very aware of how the various OS licenses work and we avoid GPL like the
plague. In fact, doing a quick mental inventory of the OS stuff we've used, I believe
that all of it has been under the Apache license. We tinkered with an LGPL project once,
but never actually used it in production code.



"Robert A. Decker" wrote:

> Your boss should be very worried about the software being brought into
> your projects - not because of security but because of viral licenses. The
> GPL is particularly heinous. The apache and FreeBSD licenses are
> excellent. Take a look at:
> http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a//policy/2001/12/12/transition.html
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/licence-FAQ.html
>
> thanks,
> rob
>
> http://www.robdecker.com/
> http://www.planetside.com/
>
> On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Craig Walls wrote:
>
> >
> > Unofficially, my company is using Lucene for searching for products and projects
on
> > our web-site. By "unofficially" I mean that while my boss knows that we're using
> > Lucene, my boss' boss doesn't know because he's very reluctant to buy into this
> > open-source thing. (We've used other OS projects in our own projects as well...it's
> > been a "don't ask, don't tell" kinda thing.)
> >
> > We launched our new search about 2 weeks ago and it rocks! In the end, we've fully
> > met and in many cases exceeded expectations with Lucene, but they just don't know
> > that we're using Lucene.
> >
> > Rob Outar wrote:
> >
> > > All,
> > >
> > >         I am trying to sell my lead on using this awesome search\indexing engine,
> > > but he wants to know the user base for this product.  He wants to be assured
> > > that if we choose this products that it will not go away, and that we will
> > > have some form of support.  Worst case of course is we do have the source.
> > > Anyhow if anyone can let me know what the user base is, or anything that
> > > would lead to some assurance for him, I would greatly appreciate it.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Rob
> > >
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