Apache vs. BSD licenses

David Johnson david at usermode.org
Tue Mar 20 22:26:51 UTC 2001

On Wednesday March 21 2001 05:19 am, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> > Why is it always the non-GPL license that must conform? Why is the GPL
> > never criticized for being incompatible?
> Er, actually, it sounds like he's considering substantive changes in
> GPLv3, or at least "clarifications" for the pragmatic purpose of
> explaining or reconciling compatibility issues, so long as it doesn't
> change his core beliefs about what constitutes "free".

That's good to hear. The process of devising the GPLv3 is a mystery to myself 
and most others, so it's nice to know that he's thinking about how it will 
interact with other free licenses.

David Johnson

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