[OpenLayers-Dev] XMLHttpRequest.js license

bartvde at osgis.nl bartvde at osgis.nl
Wed Apr 21 05:11:03 EDT 2010

Hi devs,

since XMLHttpRequest.js had changed its license from Apache license to
LGPL (see also http://trac.openlayers.org/ticket/2065), we have problems
with rolling in new versions of the library (see also Roald's remark about
GPL infringement in that particular ticket).

Since the author is based in The Netherlands, I decided to contact him to
ask if we would consider relicensing to the previous Apache license, and
he agreed to this (see below).

Does this mean we will be able to upgrade XMLHttpRequest in the future, or
do we need more from him?

Best regards,

------------------------- Oorspronkelijk bericht -------------------------
Onderwerp: Re: XMLHttpRequest.js license
Van:       "Sergey Ilinsky" <sergey at ilinsky.com>
Datum:     Wo, 21 april, 2010 10:45 am
Aan:       bartvde at osgis.nl


I authorize OpenLayers to get the latest version of XMLHttpRequest.js
library and use it under Apache license (Just replace the license note in
the file). Is the written confirmation sufficient?

Yes, I am based in the Netherlands, living in Amsterdam. Have worked for
Backbase for 3 years, now working at Nedstat. In my free time I am busy with
Ample SDK <http://www.amplesdk.com/>, new JavaScript GUI Framework (also
open source) which among other features such as support for XUL also bring
SVG to all browsers and more.

Do you arrange some meet-ups with people working on OpenLayers or other
client-side developers in Amsterdam? I would be interested in
getting acquainted with you and others.


On 21 April 2010 07:29, <bartvde at osgis.nl> wrote:

> Hi Sergey,
> the OpenLayers project (http://www.openlayers.org) uses your
> XMLHttpRequest.js library, but now has trouble upgrading because of your
> license change from Apache license to LGPL.
> Would you consider relicensing your library under Apache for the
> OpenLayers project?
> TIA.
> Btw, I see you are also based in The Netherlands?
> Best regards,
> Bart
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