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Re: Shipping a binary version of svnmerge.py under Windows

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-05-25 20:32:29 CEST

On 5/25/06, David James <djames@collab.net> wrote:

> If you're looking for the most flexible option, pick the MIT or BSD
> licenses. These licenses are very liberal and are compatible with all
> licenses.
>
> I've heard that the ASL 2.0 (and Subversion's license, which is a
> derivative of ASL 1.1) is technically GPL incompatible.

That very much depends on who you ask, at least with regard to the ASL
2.0, and the specific case where there may be an incompatibility is
only regarding some reasonably obscure patent issues.

http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html

> (If you pick the BSD license, note that you will have to explain that
> you chose the version which does not have the advertising clause. On
> the other hand, if you pick the MIT license, you won't have to worry
> about this.)

This is true.

-garrett

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