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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanj...@opensource.lk>
Subject Re: [Request For Comment] Third-Party Licensing Policy
Date Sat, 18 Mar 2006 00:09:59 GMT
On Fri, 2006-03-17 at 16:38 -0600, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Some of us in the ASF, from the BSD crowd to users like myself from a Windows
> background, always percieved this as a principle, even if it's a second tier
> priciple behind community and collaborative code.
> 
> If we percieved differently, we wouldn't be here, we would be elsewhere in the
> GNU umbrella or elsewhere.  We wouldn't have fought to create a portability
> runtime under the ASL, because there is the NSPR and other code to do that.
> We (speaking for myself and some unquantified subset of the developers) built
> APR precisely so it could be used anywhere.
> 
> APR serves no 'users', it serves developers who build software on top of it.
> I think the entire 'we serve users' is sort of silly, as you keep qualifying it
> with 'end users'.  When working in APR-space, end-users are the furthest thing
> from my mind, they shouldn't even be aware of 'some library' when httpd, svn
> and other consuming projects do their job right in configuration, detection and
> packaging :)

Big +1 from me .. the fact that ASF produces software under the Apache
License is effectively a principle for me as most of what I do in ASF is
far from end users too.

Cliff I will give my feedback next week.

Sanjiva.


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