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From "Carlos Sanchez" <car...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Could Xerces-C offer a GPL license in addition to Apache?
Date Mon, 22 May 2006 17:12:58 GMT
The ASF won't release anything under GPL license, everything has to be
under ASL.
Furthermore hell will freeze before that happens ;)


On 5/22/06, Matt England <mengland@mengland.net> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Summary:
>
> Could Xerces possibly offer an additional, GPL license to their distribution?
>
>
> Details:
>
> I am a project leader for a dual-licensed, open-source project.  We offer
> one license as a GPL-based license; we also offer a commercial
> license.  References to our project:
>
> http://www.cleversafe.org
>
> We currently use Xerces-C/C++ for our XML interfacing/control.  However,
> the Xerces Apache license is not as compatible with our GPL license (as per
> <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses>).
> Among other things, we can not distribute Xerces source in our source
> tarballs so that our users can build a complete Cleversafe system from source.
>
> The main question:
>
> Could Xerces possibly offer an additional, GPL license to their distribution?
>
> To be clear: we do not propose that Xerces change their Apache license;
> rather we inquire as to the possibility that Xerces offer a GPL in addition
> to any existing licenses (including Apache).
>
> It is my understanding that if the Xerces project (or someone/something
> associated with the Xerces project--like the Apache Foundation) owns the
> copyright to the Xerces code then it's my understanding that Xerces could
> legally offer an *additional* (and not a replacement) GPL license to their
> code if the project (and the project leaders) chose to do so.
>
> Alas, the Apache project may have some say about this.  I'm not sure of the
> general Apache policies in this area.
>
> Further, I want to make clear this is only a request and not a demand.  We
> will perfectly understand if Xerces is unable to grant this request.
>
> In any case, we (Cleversafe) thank the Xerces project for providing such a
> useful product to the community.
>
> Thanks for any help,
> -Matt
>
> ps: One can a related discussion I started at the Xerces-C developers list
> here:
>
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/xerces-c-dev/200605.mbox/%3c6.1.2.0.2.20060522084836.044c8fb0@matts-laptop%3e
>
>
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