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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: GPL with exceptions (was Re: [VOTE] Release apache-singa-incubating-1.1.0 (RC1))
Date Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:25:15 GMT
On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 7:06 AM, John D. Ament <> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 9:21 PM Eric Covener <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 8:04 PM, John D. Ament <>
>> wrote:
>> > That's an interesting one.  I'm a bit surprised if that would be
>> considered
>> > OK for this scenario.  Sure, HTTPD is usually used as a standalone
>> server.
>> > What happens if you embed HTTPD in your own data parser?  You're
>> > effectively violating that license.  This specific case seems very Cat-X
>> to
>> > me.  Similar to the JSON license "no evil" clause.  I actually don't see
>> > how this is a build tool (though its been 5 years since I've had to deal
>> > with make).
>> It cannot really be considered a build tool, but it can be generated
>> during a build. We distribute into reduce the build-time dependencies.
>> Either way, it needs to be considered further.
> Eric, I just want to point out that the purpose of this isn't to beat up on
> HTTPD (or any other TLP).  Podlings tend to reference what TLPs do as
> canonical and hence correct.  Those oddities tend to turn into "are we sure
> that's right" which ends up turning into legal resolutions to better guide
> the foundation.
> Thanks for taking this on, and apologies for any confusion coming your way.

No worries, makes sense.

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