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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: ZeroMQ MPL Licensing plans?
Date Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:19:21 GMT
Why not?  As I read that license page the exception basically says “ignore the LGPL, whatever
license you are using is what this library also uses”.  Their exception seems to toss out
sections 4 & 5 of the LGPL.

As I read it you can modify the zeromq library and you are required to “pass along” the
special exception - which means that it can be incorporated into a work under any license
you want, which would presume that if the license prohibits distribution of the source then
that is fine.

Ralph

> On Jan 29, 2016, at 5:55 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 7:45 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com <mailto:ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>>
wrote:
>> I am curious, https://github.com/zeromq/zeromq4-1 <https://github.com/zeromq/zeromq4-1>
seems to indicate that if you use it from an Apache licensed “module” that the zeromq
library can then be considered to be under the Apache license. Am I misreading this?
> 
> ... which would enable a third party to make modifications and not
> release them under the terms of the original license?
> 
> I don't think that meets Jim's criteria:
> 
> https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/201507.mbox/%3C9B052E9F-E7A1-4B00-A5BF-86333BC477EF%40jaguNET.com%3E
<https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/201507.mbox/%3C9B052E9F-E7A1-4B00-A5BF-86333BC477EF%40jaguNET.com%3E>
> 
> - Sam Ruby
> 
>> Ralph
>> 
>>> On Jan 29, 2016, at 11:45 AM, Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@nexb.com>
wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 3:48 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>>>> Just a heads up... I'm exploring what it would take for the Toree
>>>> podling to either find an alternative to ZeroMQ or to request a
>>>> limited exception.  No action required yet, and I'll bring the
>>>> discussion back here should it reach that point.  Meanwhile, I just
>>>> wanted to make people aware that this discussion is going on, and
>>>> welcome anybody who wishes to participate.
>>> 
>>> Sam:
>>> FWIW, you can see this licensing-related ticket that I filed recently
>>> with ZeroMQ.
>>> https://github.com/zeromq/zeromq4-1/issues/77
>>> --
>>> Cordially
>>> Philippe Ombredanne
>>> 
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