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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 17:52:25 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > They are merely quoting the FSF's FAQ to ease the mind of brainwashed
> > people like you, Hyman.
> They are quoting the FSF's FAQ because they don't want to be offering
> opinions on other people's licenses. But the presence in the FAQ means
> that they do not themselves regard the Apache license as incompatible
> with the GPL. That is, ASF allows Apache licensed code to be shipped
> in combined works under the GPL.

The ASF allows to modify Apache licensed code (creating a derivative
work) and have your *modifications* be licensed under the GPL (or
whatever license) with employed preexisting material remaining licensed
(or sublicensed) under the Apache license and only the Apache License.
The Apache License says that any distribution of such "combined" work
must include a copy the Apache License because it (the Apache License,
not the GPL) governs employed preexisting material licensed under the
Apache License.

> > Did you note
> > "Please note that this license is not compatible with GPL version 2"
> > quote from the FSF?
> Yes. What about it?

Don't you know that the ASF doesn't agree with the FSF regarding
purported "incompatibility" to the GPLv2?


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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