[OpenLayers-Dev] XMLHttpRequest.js license
bartvde at osgis.nl
bartvde at osgis.nl
Wed Apr 21 08:20:16 EDT 2010
this is Roald's original e-mail on the subject with a reference:
> based on my experience in other projects, it should be sufficient to
> include this in a comment at the top of XMLHttpRequest.js with a brief
> explanation of the issue and then we should be good to go.
> For the record, I am wondering why it is a problem to include LGPL code in
> OpenLayers if it is used as a Library (unmodified)? Roald's remark just
> seems to be that we *might* have a GPL infringement, that doesn't seem
> terribly convincing to me that there is a problem that we should be
> concerned about by including LGPL code. Can anyone elaborate on whether
> this is actually a problem, what the problem is, or if there is not, in
> actual fact, a problem with including LGPL code.
> On 2010-04-21, at 5:11 AM, bartvde at osgis.nl wrote:
>> 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
>> GPL infringement in that particular ticket).
>> Since the author is based in The Netherlands, I decided to contact him
>> 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,
>> 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
>> 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
>> open source) which among other features such as support for XUL also
>> 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
>>> license change from Apache license to LGPL.
>>> Would you consider relicensing your library under Apache for the
>>> OpenLayers project?
>>> Btw, I see you are also based in The Netherlands?
>>> Best regards,
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