On Sat, Jun 04, 2011 at 06:19:31PM -0400, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2011-06-04 17:29, Christian Lohmaier a écrit :
I second that. the TDF would have been more than pleased if Oracle
would have re-licensed the code under LGPL+MPL combination (+apache
and whatever). Copyright ownership is not required at all. Neither for
Apache, nor for TDF.
Could not Apache Foundation do the same thing once it got the code?
The Apache Foundation releases software only under the Apache License 2.0.
Other entities may take ASF-released code and bundle it in products licensed
under less permissive terms, including proprietary products and copyleft
What the ASF will not do is take the code that came their way via the software
grant from Oracle and release it under terms that *prevent* companies like IBM
from including it in proprietary products.
Disclaimer: I participate in projects at the ASF, but I'm speaking as just
some guy on the internet trying to help everybody out.
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