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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Fri, 30 Oct 2009 04:04:52 GMT
2009/10/29 Alexei Fedotov <>:

> 1. Anyone can distribute GPL-licensed binary, or LGPL-licensed
> library. The virus problems begin when you try to modify the source of
> the product. This always requires proper attributions in COPYRIGHT
> file, but anyway.

Correct (to a point), see separate mail.

> 2. Apache may have more strict guidelines on distributions. Nothing
> prevents us to write a small Apache-licensed Red5 installer and
> distribute it instead.

Not really necessary. Users can do the download themselves.

> 3. The truth is that currently Openmeetings is not built on pure
> Apache stack. I cannot see a problem here. Most Apache products used
> Sun's java when there was no Harmony, and Sun's vm was not even FOSS.

IMHO, and IANAL either, this is a case where;

1. I think it is Ok if the project lists "Red5" or "Adobe FMS" as
"System Requirements" as it is clearly very tied to this kind of

2. That this or new/separate project later develops such a server at Apache.

Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer - New Energy for Java

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