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Apache Foundation Co-Founder Likes GPLv3

Jul 06, 2007, 17:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"One of the unsung features of GPLv3 is its grant of compatibility to the Apache and Eclipse open source licenses. Apache or Eclipse licensed code can now be combined with GPL code without creating a violation of the GPL. That wasn't possible in the past, or at least, not sanctioned by the Free Software Foundation.

"Both the Apache and Eclipse Foundations sponsored business friendly licenses that allowed open source code created under their terms to be combined with clearly labeled, proprietary code. Their open source code, such as the Apache Web Server or the Eclipse programmers workbench, could and did serve as the foundation for many new commercial products..."

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