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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Apache License 2.0
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:07:08 GMT
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.


[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 should therefore ask them to draft guidance on the subject covering  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
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