[Tech] ASL2 definitely not compatible with GPL3, new draft

Florent Daignière nextgens at freenetproject.org
Tue Jun 5 12:00:23 BST 2007

* Matthew Toseland <toad at amphibian.dyndns.org> [2007-05-18 18:34:34]:

> http://www.fsfeurope.org/projects/gplv3/brussels-rms-transcript.en.html
> RMS on GPL3 draft 3 (significant changes from draft 2).
> "So we are compatible with that clause in the Apache licence but a few months 
> ago we noticed that there was another clause in the Apache licence requiring 
> indemnity in certain cases, and there's no way we can be compatible with 
> that. So we're not going to achieve that goal of making GPL version three 
> compatible with the existing Apache licence. I regret that."
> Which means we can't comply 100% with the law while including Apache Commons 
> code in Freenet. :| Except maybe by adding an exception to the license, which 
> requires permission of all copyright holders, and that's a *MAJOR* PITA.
> More on GPL3 draft 3:
> http://www.fsfeurope.org/projects/gplv3/gplv3.en.html
> Rationale for changes from draft 2:
> http://gplv3.fsf.org/rationale

Draft 4 is ASL compatible :)

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