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Author hlellelid
Full name Hans Lellelid
Date 2008-04-07 05:54:17 PDT
Message Hi Lex -

Alexander Kahl wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 06:38 -0400, Hans Lellelid wrote:
>> Oh ... yes, of course. I didn't realize that v3 was compatible w/
>> Apache 2. I didn't see it on the page listing acceptable licenses. Do
>> you have a link for that?
> While I have no source explicitly listing LGPLv3 as compatible to
> Apache-2, compatibility can be logically concluded by looking at the
> additions of the LGPLv3 to the GPLv3 [1] and realizing there are no
> changes to the "patent termination and indemnification provisions" [2]
> that cause the GPLv2 incompatibility but are present in the GPLv3.
>
> [1] http://www.gnu.org/l​icenses/lgpl.html
> [2] http://www.apache.or​g/licenses/GPL-compa​tibility.html
>
>
>> If that's the case, then this is easy. We'll just update to v3, make
>> that explicit in the headers and move along... :)
> I really hope the LGPLv3 suffices to ensure this! :)

Yes, after reading some more docs & discussion, it does indeed look like
these should be compatible.

Assuming that there's no objection (I don't expect any), we will switch
to using the LGPLv3.

Also, I intend to release 1.3.0RC1 shortly (hopefully this week; we just
need to resolve some Oracle quirks), which would be the first version to
explicitly specify that we're using v3.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention and helping us find a solution.

Hans