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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Licenses are not always what they seem [was: RE: GPL licensing question ...]
Date Mon, 28 Jul 2008 13:56:59 GMT
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 7:42 AM, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> --- On Mon, 7/28/08, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>
>> I'm not exactly clear how Xen got introduced into this conversation,
>> but it makes a great example.  The FSF has made both GPL
>> and LGPL licenses available, the key difference being how they treat
>> other applications which make use of the interfaces provided.
>> For us to treat statements on a wiki (on a wiki!) that ascribe the
>> behavior of the LGPL to the GPL as somehow being more authoritative
>> than what the license itself may say boggles the mind.
>
> Fortunately nobody's suggesting that.  What I am suggesting when it
> comes to Xen is not to read the FAQ, but to get specific about which
> interfaces are actually required.  Because as I've said many times now,
> the license under discussion will depend on which interface people
> want to use.  It's not all GPL by any stretch, and being the copyright
> holders they *can* provide LGPL'd (or BSD'd) interfaces to GPL'd code.

Cool.  If they provide an interface under a license listed on
<http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html> as "considered to be
similar in terms", there is no need to check back here.  If the
license differs, lets discuss, and we will see what we can do.

- Sam Ruby

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