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From Costin Manolache <cos...@apache.org>
Subject RE: licensing review
Date Wed, 05 Feb 2003 21:41:21 GMT
On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

> > I don't get these GPL people who license their work as GPL, but don't
> > want the viral aspect...
> 
> I believe that they are trying to separate the licensing of the source code
> vs. the binary.  If you want to use their SOURCE, you have to keep the
> source code GPL; no proprietary changes.  If you just want to use their
> BINARY, do with it as you wish, unencumbered.
> 
> In any case, the only issue in my mind is receiving their binary releases
> unconstrained and unencumbered.

This is very similar with some of the other licenses from Sun ( and IBM )
that allow redistribution of the (original) binary - but don't provide the 
source code under the same terms.

Costin


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