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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Apache License 2.0
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:33:14 GMT
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 12:07 PM, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com> wrote:
> I contacted Eben Moglen of the SFLC and his response is that the
>  document [1] covers the case of an Apache License, Version 2.0 license
>  being incorporated into a GPL work.
>
>  Just have to read it a few times.
>
>  SInce there's nothing new here, I don't see that advising FSF about
>  the existence of a 6 month old public document is necessary.

Cool.  And since you offered to resolve the Glassfish issue with Sun,
I assume that you will be taking this advice back to Sun and will
either see that it is followed through or you will report back here as
to why Sun disagrees with the ASF and SFLC, should it happen to come
to that?

>  Craig
>
>  [1] http://lwn.net/Articles/248223/
>
>  On Mar 30, 2008, at 4:05 AM, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
>
>  > On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 13:51 -0400, Sam Ruby wrote:
>  >
>  > <snip>
>  >
>  >> 3) I would be glad to ask the SFLC to get involved.  But be aware
>  >> that
>  >> the request would be to have them draft language which indicates
>  >> exactly how one incorporates Works licensed under Apache License,
>  >> Version 2.0 into a code base that is licensed subject to the terms of
>  >> either the GNU General Public License Version 2 only ("GPL") or the
>  >> Common Development and Distribution License("CDDL").
>  >
>  > involving the SFLC would be a good move
>  >
>  > i do not think that we need to presuppose that they will judge that
>  > AL2.0'd code can be reasonably incorporated into a GPL2.0'd
>  > codebase. we
>  > should therefore ask them to draft guidance on the subject covering
>  > when
>  > and whether it is possible, and (if or when possible) the right way to
>  > do it.
>  >
>  > AIUI the FSF is of the opinion that AL2.0 cannot be incorporated
>  > into a
>  > work licensed under the GPL. it would be courteous to inform them were
>  > we to take this to the SFLC.
>  >
>  > - robert
>
> Craig Russell
>  Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
>  408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
>  P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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