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From Tilman Hausherr <THaush...@t-online.de>
Subject Re: apache licensing problem
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:55:05 GMT
Am 28.02.2017 um 19:32 schrieb Tres Finocchiaro:
> Here's a section from apache.org specifically labeled "I'M NOT A LAWYER.
> WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?"
>
>     - http://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html#WhatDoesItMEAN
>
> This is a good place to start, because it's from a "Frequently Asked
> Questions" which is specifically aimed at the high-level questions.
>
> Note, this FAQ is written surrounding the 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 versions, so if
> there is a portion you have questions about, you should read the exact text
> from the 2.0 license.

That's a nice link.

There is no reason to panic. The apache license is a very friendly 
license. You don't pay anything, and you're not required to publish your 
sources, but you must attribute the work you are using - which any nice 
person would do anyway.

Tilman


>
> -Tres
>
> - Tres.Finocchiaro@gmail.com
>
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 1:10 PM, Tilman Hausherr <THausherr@t-online.de>
> wrote:
>
>> Am 28.02.2017 um 10:43 schrieb gerryw@hispeed.ch:
>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I have written a program that uses pdfbox.
>>>
>>> What do I have to do with it so that I legally conform to the apache 2.0
>>> license.
>>>
>>> Sorry to bother you with such a naive question its just that legal stuff
>>> always makes me panic.
>>>
>> Read it here:
>> https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_License
>> IMHO it is pretty clear what you have to do. However if reading that makes
>> you panic, you'll have to hire an attorney :-(
>>
>> Tilman
>>
>>
>>
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