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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: fair use (was Re: What licenses in category X satisfy criterion #2?)
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2008 20:33:13 GMT
--- Ralph Goers <Ralph.Goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:

> Joe Schaefer wrote:
> >
> > Thanks Justin, that's what I was looking for.
> > Staying away from GPL because the owners of a work
> > want you to is a perfectly fine policy position
> > to take.  But in the Hibernate case, they are
> > granting us an interpretation of LGPL that is
> > incredibly favorable to the ASF, and simply
> > ignoring that for policy reasons alone 
> > doesn't make much sense to me.
> >
> >   
> Hibernate's interpretation seems to be slightly
> different than the 
> FSF's. They seem to be saying that Hibernate can be
> used by code with 
> any license, even one which prohibits reverse
> engineering. The FSF's 
> position seems to be different than that. Frankly,
> under these 
> circumstances I'm not sure what the right answer is.

Maybe we could handle this situation with proper
labeling.  We could say something along the lines
that while the FSF's interpretation of the LGPL
places conditions on artifacts compiled against
Hiberate, the Hibernate community has waived those

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