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From Jochen Theodorou <>
Subject Re: DSL for Lanterna
Date Sun, 03 Apr 2016 14:50:20 GMT
On 03.04.2016 09:24, Maarten Boekhold wrote:
> Hi Jochen,
> Thanks for taking a look. About that license stuff, I must admit that
> I'm quite ignorant about all that, which is why I haven't added a
> license file yet.
> I realize this isn't a groovy-related topic, but what would be a good
> license if I want to be as permissive as possible? And what exactly does
> it mean when you say "rules it out for any Apache software"? Does it
> mean that programs that use Lanterna cannot be released under an ASL
> license? Or just that they cannot be released under the name of the
> Apache Software Foundation?

Short answer: and this is a thing 
of the foundation.

Longer answer:
It is no problem using Apache licensed software in (L)GPL software, but 
the other way around gets a bit more complicated. You can make your 
software apache licensed, but point d) will still apply: 
You would have to distribute the source code together with the program 
and the ability to relink the program with a modified version of the 
library or use a shared library mechanism that allows the replacement. 
That's a restriction the Apache License does not impose, thus you cannot 
expect a larger work to use your library and assume apache terms apply 
to everything, thus the ASF rules that out.

bye Jochen

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