|Re: Licensing - Apache Compatible with GPLv3. Will EPL? [message #45981 is a reply to message #45960]
||Fri, 01 June 2007 10:19
Originally posted by: alex_blewitt.yahoo.com|
Note that Apache haven't said anything on the subject yet. As such, the GPLv3 isn't necessarily compatible; you're just hearing one side.
There still seems to be some debate about it, by the way. Even if they are compatible, it doesn't hold that compatibility is transitive. A male plug can join a female socket; a female socket can join a male plug; but that doesn't mean that a male plug can join a male plug.
|Re: Licensing - Apache Compatible with GPLv3. Will EPL? [message #46095 is a reply to message #46064]
||Fri, 08 June 2007 11:46
| Mike Milinkovich
Registered: July 2009
Duh. Sorry. My name wasn't set when I wrote that post.|
"eclipse.org" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I can tell you that we *are* looking at GPLv3 to see if there are ways that
>the EPL could be compatible with it. So far, no joy. But I do think it's an
>intriguing opportunity so its worth the time and effort to investigate
> Hell will freeze over before we switch from the EPL to the GPL, regardless
> of what it says in the article linked to from Wikipedia. Disregarding
> any philosophical differences, as a practical matter it is impossible. The
> way the EPL and the Eclipse Foundation works means that the original
> authors retain ownership of the materials and we would need their written
> permission to switch licenses. When we switched from CPL to EPL we went
> and asked every single contributor to agree to the change. That was really
> hard. And three years ago we had a lot less code and a lot fewer projects
> than we have now.
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_(software)#_note-3
> "Darren Bell" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Now that the FSF have announced that the GPLv3 License will be compatible
>> with ASFv2, will the EPL be compatible. If it can be, then this will be
>> a BIG plus.
>> Someone care to comment?
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