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From "Justin Erenkrantz" <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-23) APR contains GPL-licensed libtool
Date Mon, 16 Jun 2008 02:44:53 GMT
GNU libtool has the following special terms:

# As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
# distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
# configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
# the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.

APR et al use autoconf.  -- justin

On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 5:57 PM, Henri Yandell (JIRA) <jira@apache.org> wrote:
>
>    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-23?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=12605175#action_12605175
]
>
> Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-23:
> ------------------------------------
>
> If I understand this correctly:
>
>  * libtool is licensed under GPLv2
>  * It is not in APR distribution, or APR's svn
>  * It is used to build the APR distribution
>
> What part of libtool itself ends up in the final distribution?
>
>> APR contains GPL-licensed libtool
>> ---------------------------------
>>
>>                 Key: LEGAL-23
>>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-23
>>             Project: Legal Discuss
>>          Issue Type: Question
>>            Reporter: Joe Orton
>>
>> The release tarballs produced by the APR project contain code licensed under the
GPLv2, since libtool is used.
>> The wording at http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html:
>> "Works under the following licenses may be included within Apache products:"
>> implies this is not acceptable.
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