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From Ben Laurie <...@links.org>
Subject Re: Clarify relation between GPL and Apache license
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:34:33 GMT
On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Markus Stier
<markus.stier@stegmannsystems.com> wrote:
> Hi!
>
>
>
> There are currently (at least) two places which address the compatibility
> between GPL 2.x and the Apache license 2.0.
>
> At  http://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html#GPL, ASF states that
> both licenses are compatible. This is misleading or even incorrect.

No it doesn't.

>
> According to http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html, the
> Apache 2.0 license is only compatible to GPL >= 2.x if the GPLed
> software uses Apache'd libraries but not vice versa. This seems to be the
> more appropriate statement.
>
> I suggest that the FAQ page should be updated.
>
> Best
>
> Markus

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