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From Justin Erenkrantz <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: ASL Only Distribution Policy [was Apache's LGPL Policy]
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2005 16:07:48 GMT
--On August 3, 2005 10:18:41 AM -0400 Jeffrey Thompson <jthom@us.ibm.com> 

> Just a note of caution.  The FSF is certainly the author of the license and
> their opinions and writings on the meaning of that license are very
> important.  However, at the end of the day, the author of the LGPL licensed
> code may have an opinion on what these terms mean.  Since the meaning of
> these terms are highly "nuanced", to say the least, we would want to
> consider the opinions of the LGPL software's authors as well.

We had a number of directors indicate that they wanted IBM Legal's opinion 
before we set this policy in motion.  So, would IBM agree with the opinions of 
the FSF in the use cases we set out?  If not, why not?  -- justin

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