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From "Polhodzik Peter (ext)" <Peter.Polhodzik....@evosoft.com>
Subject RE: Apache License with GPL (apr-util 1.3.9)
Date Fri, 16 May 2014 09:06:48 GMT
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?

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

Hope this helps.


Aahit Gaba
Commercial and IP Licensing Lawyer,

Specialist in Open Source Licensing, Bangalore (India)

Handheld  +91 8971784002

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Polhodzik Peter (ext) <Peter.Polhodzik.ext@evosoft.com<mailto:Peter.Polhodzik.ext@evosoft.com>>
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,

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