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From Matthew Elvey <matt...@elvey.com>
Subject Re: Dear Moderator: swsoft - Misinformation /License violation?
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2007 17:23:47 GMT
Excellent...

Please do the same here:
http://www.swsoft.com/en/feedback/
(And/or send faxes here: http://www.swsoft.com/en/contact/)

PS I think you mean provenance', not 'providence'!

On 10/24/07 11:23 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> """
> Dear Sirs,
>
> It's come to the attention of the Apache Software Foundation that you
> have misrepresented
> the providence and ownership of the Apache httpd Server application.
>
> Quoting a subscriber
> > "This is your Apache web server dashboard. *Apache is a public-domain
> > open source web server.* Please review your current Apache settings,
> > displayed on the screen."
>
> You should already be aware that Apache httpd Server is Copyright and
> Licensed to you by the Apache Software Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable
> organization chartered in DE, US.  Although the liberal terms of the
> license
> certainly permit you to use the Apache httpd Software for your commercial
> and many other purposes, please clear up this misinformation, and
> subtitute
> "open source" or another appropriate term in place of the fraudulent
> 'public
> domain' citation.  We appreciate your assistance in clearing up any
> confusion
> on the part of your users.
>
> Sincerely Yours,
>
> William A. Rowe, Jr.
> Director
> Apache Software Foundation
> """
>
> Sent via their form-mail since
> https://hspc.tektonic.net/hspc/contacts.php does
> not give up email addresses very easily.  Ya, you might say I'm in one
> of those
> moods :)
>
> Niclas Hedhman wrote:
>> On Wednesday 10 October 2007 06:46, Matthew Elvey wrote:
>>> "This is your Apache web server dashboard. *Apache is a public-domain
>>> open source web server.* Please review your current Apache settings,
>>> displayed on the screen."
>>
>> Apache is not "public domain", but licensed under a very liberal
>> license...
>>
>>>  -from swsoft's HSPC control panel - e.g. at
>>>  https://hspc.tektonic.net/cp/ or
>>>  https://hspc.tektonic.net/cp/index.cgi/system/apache (login required;
>>>  screen shot available upon request.)
>>>
>>> It's not ASF-licensed != public domain.  
>>
>> ... which means that people are allowed to use our products in
>> closed-source products with no restrictions on their licensing model.
>> The viral properties of GPL is not present in our license.
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>> Niclas
>>
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