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Posted Oct 21, 2012 0:35 UTC (Sun) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
They can then either list the project as being under the license that covers everything, or they can say that it's under one license, and then list the exceptions.
The linux kernel is under GPLv2, except for parts that are under BSD....
you do have to be careful that the licenses are compatible, or you find yourself in the situation busybox got themselves into, they had most of the tree GPLv2+, but a few parts were GPLv2 only. They opted to acknowledge this by changing the license of the overall project to GPLv2 only
Posted Oct 23, 2012 14:11 UTC (Tue) by Wol (guest, #4433)
There's a major refactoring going on, I believe, to replace the Oracle code base with the Apache code base. Sounds a bit daft I know, as the code is identical, but it enables the Oracle code to be relicenced from Oracle's LGPL-only licence to LO's MPL/LGPL. When that's done, LO will be consistently licenced LGPL/MPL right through.
Posted Oct 23, 2012 19:58 UTC (Tue) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
The other possibility is in line with what others have commented: release under the LGPL, but keep some parts under the ASL.
Posted Oct 24, 2012 14:50 UTC (Wed) by thumperward (guest, #34368)
If you've "never seen an authoritative answer" as regards how interoperable the Apache license is, by the way, it rather raises the question of how exactly you believed copylefted projects were able to make use of Apache code for all these years.
Posted Oct 24, 2012 15:09 UTC (Wed) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
After reading the linked wiki (thanks for that), it appears that they will acknowledge code from the ASF and under the ALv2, and relicense the code at the same time under the MPLv2. Nice and clean.
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