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From "Cliff Schmidt" <cl...@bea.com>
Subject RE: Update to Version 2.0 license
Date Sat, 07 Feb 2004 00:29:52 GMT
Glen Mazza wrote on Friday, February 06, 2004 4:15 PM:

> Berin,
> The license page [1] appears to indicate that the new
> Apache license is [L]GPL-compatible:
> "The result is a license that is compatible with other
> open source licenses, such as the GPL, and yet still
> remains true to the original goals of the Apache Group
> and supportive of collaborative development across
> both nonprofit and commercial organizations."
> This doesn't seem right--are you saying that Apache
> projects are now welcome to consume all the LGPL and
> GPL code they wish?  I'm probably misunderstanding
> something here.

As you suspected, you are misunderstanding.  The same
rules apply about not having GPL (and LGPL in the case
of Java)-licensed source within CVS.  The compatibility
referred to means that someone creating a derivative of 
a GPL-licensed work can use code licensed under the 
Apache License 2.0 to create that derived work.

In other words, GPL-licensed code will be able to use 
Apache licensed code, but Apache projects are still not 
able to incorporate GPL'd code.


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