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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Question on Apache and GPL compatibility
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2007 21:31:37 GMT
Hi Robert,

On Jun 5, 2007, at 12:46 PM, robert burrell donkin wrote:

> On 6/4/07, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com> wrote:
>> Hi Robert,
>>
>> On Jun 4, 2007, at 2:24 PM, robert burrell donkin wrote:
>>
>> > On 6/4/07, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com> wrote:
>> >> FYI. This is a significant development in licensing. For the first
>> >> time, an Apache license is compatible with a GPL license.
>> >
>> > it's been a long and hard road but it looks like we may have  
>> made it
>> > to the end, in the end :-)
>> >
>> > thanks to everyone involved
>> >
>> >> I don't have a "details url".
>> >
>> > i'm not quite sure what you mean
>>
>> I mean that AFAIK there's no FAQ posted anywhere. I know there are
>> discussions going on on other email lists but no definitive FAQ has
>> been published.
>
> IMHO it's hard to be definitive right now for the following reasons:
>
> 1. GPL3 is still only a draft and is subject to change
>
> 2. the members are currently electing a new apache board
>
> 3. compatibility is mostly about the software libre movement's view of
> the AL2. what matters more than the legal arguments is that the FSF is
> clearly satisfied that AL2'd source can be included within a GPL3'd
> work. with this blessing, it's ethical to create such works.
>
> i hope to help create a set of use cases but it will take a little
> while since it needs to be done in conjunction with the FSF. probably
> best to make this ad hoc working group public.

Just to be clear: I'm not pushing for anything to happen. I'm just  
trying to make sure that the group I'm watching out for know that  
there is activity going on.

Regards,

Craig
>
> - robert

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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