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Compatibility between Apache and GPL licenses

From: Alexander Thomas <alexander_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-05-29 10:34:32 CEST

I'm developing a product called NaughtySVN (www.naughtysvn.org),
similar to TSVN but in Linux (GNOME/Nautilus). Presently its under
Apache-style license, but ppl suggest me to move to GPL because its
expected to use more and more GPL based tools/libraries.

Frankly I don;t understand much about the license and for me its all
about fun, But I don;t want myself to land-up in mess. So can anyone tell me
how compatible is Apache license with GPL and its variants? Is it
advisable to mix-up Apache and GPL or any other opensource licenses?

I addition to this, NaughtySVN got a wrapper library (API) for third
party developers. Which I hope will make life's of lazy developers
(those who want to use Subversion API, but don;t want to get
difficulties of using Subverion API) easier. This library is developed
only with libraries under Apache licenses, and I think this can be
released under Apache and not GPL. So is it possible to have two
different licenses in one product, like whole of NSVN is in GPL and nsvn
library alone in Apache ?.

Advance Thanks
-Alexander Thomas (AT)

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