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Re: Look at the copyright before changing upstream sources

On Sun, Nov 18, 2001 at 12:22:44PM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> apache (the original) is currently in violation of this:
> daniel@piro:~/kde3/kdelibs% cat /usr/share/doc/apache/copyright
> [...]
>  * 5. Products derived from this software may not be called "Apache"
>  *    nor may "Apache" appear in their names without prior written
>  *    permission of the Apache Group.
> [...]

There was a long thread in debian-legal about this (sorry, I don't
remember when), but nothing came of it.

I got the impression that the Apache Group didn't intend the clause
to be this strong, but on the other hand they haven't changed it yet
either.  And our Apache diffs are really huge so maybe we'd run afoul
of even a weaker clause.  (What's up with those diffs, anyway?)

Richard Braakman
Will write free software for money.
See http://www.xs4all.nl/~dark/resume.html

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