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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache License with GPL (apr-util 1.3.9)
Date Fri, 16 May 2014 14:34:13 GMT
On 16/05/2014 10:06, Polhodzik Peter (ext) wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> That seems to be the case, but then how can  the Apache Software Foundation distribute
it with license incompatibility inside - its own component - ? I hope this is not really the
case and there is an explanation why this GPL-ed code can be inside this Apache licensed and
Apache distributed component. 
> 
> Any other ideas?

Try asking the people who are most likely to have the answer - the
project development community.

Mark


> 
> Thanks
> Peter
> ________________________________________
> From: Aahit [aahit8@gmail.com]
> Sent: 15 May 2014 08:03
> To: <legal-discuss@apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Apache License with GPL (apr-util 1.3.9)
> 
> Hello Peter,
> 
> Yes, Apache 2.0 and GPL 2.0 are incompatible. The exception can only given by the copyright
holders, and it is not there in the licensing terms of this component.
> 
> Thus, the only way to use these two licenses together is without any interaction (as
a separate work).
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> Best,
> 
> ​​
> Aahit Gaba
>  ​​
> Commercial and IP Licensing Lawyer,
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> 
> On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Polhodzik Peter (ext) <Peter.Polhodzik.ext@evosoft.com<mailto:Peter.Polhodzik.ext@evosoft.com>>
wrote:
> Hi Apache Legal,
> 
> In apr-util  1.3.9<https://archive.apache.org/dist/apr/apr-util-1.3.9.tar.gz> the
\xml\expat\conftools\missing file contains a reference to the GNU GPL version 2.
> As far as I know, Apache License 2.0 and GPL v2 are incompatible. Is there an exception
here? Could you explain briefly what makes it different?
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> Üdvözlettel / Best Regards,
> 
> Péter POLHODZIK
> OSS Expert
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