Apache vs. BSD licenses

Rodent of Unusual Size Ken.Coar at Golux.Com
Tue Mar 20 14:40:03 UTC 2001

Ian Stokes-Rees wrote:
> Second, my mistake was in wording: We are not going to turn over
> our software to Apache

I did not think you were..

> I mean that we are considering releasing it under an Apache _style_
> license, basically using v1.1 as the template.

We are working on a new version that does not contain all the
ASFisms, fwiw. :-)

> If we were to do this, and subsequent developers were to do the
> same, then each developer who redistributed the accumulated code
> base with new files and entirely new code which they put under
> _their_ version of Apache License, the credits list would grow
> and grow.

That is a consequence of the ASFisms or their replacements, not
the licence terms themselves..

> This is my _understanding_ of what happens when people use Apache,
> and that it was the major criticism of the original BSD license,
> hence the new BSD license.

And hence the Apache 1.1 licence revision, which mirrored that
change in the BSD licence.

> Finally, it was mentioned that (to quote): "... the Apache
> licence (which is *not* the Apache 'Public' licence, btw) ...".
> I was under the impression that the Apache License was, at times,
> refered to as the Apache Public License.

True; that is no longer the case, however, and we are trying
to avoid the propagation of additional such references.  Thank
you for the links..
#ken    P-)}

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