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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Apache License 2.0
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:36:37 GMT
Hi Sam,

On Mar 31, 2008, at 9:33 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> 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?

Yes. I'm on the case now.

Craig
>
>
>> 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 should therefore ask them to draft guidance on the subject covering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!

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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