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Re: The Nutch Software License

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 13:28:32 -0500
Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 07:22:09PM +0100, Luca Brivio wrote:
> > > As someone said, this is the old Apache license.  "XXX may not
> > > appear in the name of derivative works" is ugly and over-reaching;
> > > I think it should be considered non-free (it clearly exceeds
> > > DFSG#4), but I don't feel strongly enough to make a fuss about it.
> > >  I really wish people
> > > would stop using this license; it's one thing Apache has given
> > > free software that it really was better without ...
> > 
> > I think they used that license for that something of their source
> > derives from Apache software. There was an actual difference if they
> > did adopt the new 'Apache License' (Version 2.0, January 2004)?
> Sorry if I was unclear.  The Apache 1.1 license (which this is based
> on) is considered free--it can go in main.  It would be nice if
> propagation of this license could be avoided by switching to a better
> one--it's not the best license, with the problems I and Matthew
> mentioned--but there's currently no requirement to do so to go in
> Debian.

You were not unclear. The current license is free, but what would you
suggest them?

Luca Brivio

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