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From "Steve" <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Two weeks left for comments!
Date Thu, 30 Mar 2006 09:51:30 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ralph Goers [mailto:Ralph.Goers@dslextreme.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, 30 March 2006 5:04 PM
> To: Legal Discuss
> Subject: Re: Two weeks left for comments!
> Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > On Mar 29, 2006, at 6:16 PM, Ralph Goers wrote:
> >
> >> Huh?  I'm not talking about "end user". I'm talking about 
> the user of 
> >> the Apache software. Of course no one is "required" to use Apache 
> >> software just like I don't have to purchase a new TV at any 
> >> particular store. But there is a reason I use Apache software over 
> >> other stuff and it is primarily because of the licensing.  
> There are 
> >> plenty of other open source communities where one can go 
> to have the 
> >> freedom you are proposing. IMO that is what sets Apache apart.
> >
> > IMO, that's a load of crap, and I should know being the one 
> who wrote 
> > the license we use today.
> I'd be interested in knowing how having been the author of 
> the license qualifies you in telling me my reasons for 
> choosing Apache over Sourceforge or other communities are "a 
> load of crap"? Are you a mind-reader? (I'm not trying to be 
> hostile, but while your other arguments are reasonable, this 
> is just inflammatory).
> As for your other arguments, I certainly understand them (and 
> I'm sure most everyone reading this list does also). I just 
> don't see anyone else agreeing.  

Well ... I agree.


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