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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 02:21:18 GMT
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 Covener

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