Status of ACE License Submission

Russell Nelson nelson at
Thu Sep 22 14:22:32 UTC 2005

Andy Tai writes:
 > Please consider dual license it under the Apache
 > License 2 and the GNU LGPL so ACE can be used in GPLed
 > programs.  Just using the Apache license will make ACE
 > not usable with GPL programs, severely limiting

Well, I would note that the FSF is the source of the idea that Apache
is not compatible with the GPL, but they are not authoritative over
the interpretation of the copyright holder.  Because of the
uncertainty (ASF says compatible, FSF says not), you really need to
contact each copyright holder and ask *them* if they think Apache is
compatible with GPL or not.  For example, I have no problem with
software distributed as a combined work under both licenses, so for
all of my GPL'ed works: go for it.

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