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How are people dealing with the licensing issue?

Matthew Copeland

    I thought I'd ask to see how others are dealing with this problem.  I've used freemarker in projects directly and also via struts2 and spring-mvc.  I'm looking at doing a project, which uses some GPLed libraries, where I'd like to be able to release the project beyond my own home, and conform to the GPL, when I do so.  I'd also like to leverage my current knowledge.  The FreeMarker License is released under a slightly modified Apache 1.1 License (modified to swap out the Apache names for The Visigoth Software Society and the removal of the requirement about redistribution in binary form requirement).  The Apache 1.X License is incompatible with the GNU General Public License, which means that I can't take something using freemarker, combine it with something using the GPL, and then release my combination to anyone else.  (One of the improvements of the Apache 2.0 License is compatibility with 
     How are others getting around this issue?  Do you just not use the GPLed libraries?  Is there another template engine people recommend to minimize the learning time in the case where they do need to use a GPLed library?

Thanks for any direction you can provide,

Matthew

p.s.  Here are the links to things I mentioned up above.





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Matthew Copeland-2

    I thought I'd ask to see how others are dealing with this problem.  I've used freemarker in projects directly and also via struts2 and spring-mvc.  I'm looking at doing a project, which uses some GPLed libraries, where I'd like to be able to release the project beyond my own home, and conform to the GPL, when I do so.  I'd also like to leverage my current knowledge.  The FreeMarker License is released under a slightly modified Apache 1.1 License (modified to swap out the Apache names for The Visigoth Software Society and the removal of the requirement about redistribution in binary form requirement).  The Apache 1.X License is incompatible with the GNU General Public License, which means that I can't take something using freemarker, combine it with something using the GPL, and then release my combination to anyone else.  (One of the improvements of the Apache 2.0 License is compatibility with 
     How are others getting around this issue?  Do you just not use the GPLed libraries?  Is there another template engine people recommend to minimize the learning time in the case where they do need to use a GPLed library?

Thanks for any direction you can provide,

Matthew

p.s.  Here are the links to things I mentioned up above.



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Re: How are people dealing with the licensing issue?

Daniel Dekany
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Reflecting to "How are others getting around this issue"... I guess
most developers just doesn't care, or just don't know that these
licences are incompatible. Also, I don't think restrictive licences
like GPL are often used in the Java world.

Anyway, I happen to plan to change the licence to ASF 2.0 by the end
of summer or early autumn. I don't yet know how that will turn out,
but there's a good chance that it will happen.

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Thanks,
 Daniel Dekany


Thursday, May 9, 2013, 4:56:21 PM, Matthew Copeland wrote:

>
>     I thought I'd ask to see how others are dealing with this
> problem.  I've used freemarker in projects directly and also via
> struts2 and spring-mvc.  I'm looking at doing a project, which uses
> some GPLed libraries, where I'd like to be able to release the
> project beyond my own home, and conform to the GPL, when I do so.
> I'd also like to leverage my current knowledge.  The FreeMarker
> License is released under a slightly modified Apache 1.1 License
> (modified to swap out the Apache names for The Visigoth Software
> Society and the removal of the requirement about redistribution in
> binary form requirement).  The Apache 1.X License is incompatible
> with the GNU General Public License, which means that I can't take
> something using freemarker, combine it with something using the GPL,
> and then release my combination to anyone else.  (One of the
> improvements of the Apache 2.0 License is compatibility with
>      How are others getting around this issue?  Do you just not use
> the GPLed libraries?  Is there another template engine people
> recommend to minimize the learning time in the case where they do need to use a GPLed library?
>
> Thanks for any direction you can provide,
>
> Matthew
>
> p.s.  Here are the links to things I mentioned up above.
>
> http://freemarker.sourceforge.net/docs/app_license.html
> http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:Apache1.1
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses
>
>
>


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Re: How are people dealing with the licensing issue?

Matthew Copeland-2
        Thanks Daniel.  I've seen some of the same developer lack of
knowledge.  (At work, I sometimes do presentations to bring other
developers up to speed on the issues, so that they don't get into
trouble with legal later.)

I'll keep my eyes open for the change announcement.  If there is
anything I can do to help, please feel free to let me know.

Thanks,

Matthew



On 05/10/2013 04:50 PM, Daniel Dekany wrote:
> Reflecting to "How are others getting around this issue"... I guess
> most developers just doesn't care, or just don't know that these
> licences are incompatible. Also, I don't think restrictive licences
> like GPL are often used in the Java world.
>
> Anyway, I happen to plan to change the licence to ASF 2.0 by the end
> of summer or early autumn. I don't yet know how that will turn out,
> but there's a good chance that it will happen.
>


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