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Re: [solved] Apache module with a GPL License: mod_proxy_html

On Sat, May 20, 2006 at 01:25:16PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> Emmanuel Lacour wrote:
> > I'm the maintainer of mod_proxy_html, an apache 2.x module. Upstream
> > source code is GPLv2, so I released it under GPLv2 for the debian
> > package. Someone pointed me that GPL is uncompatible with the apache
> > license, and so we cannot redistribute it as binary :(
> > 
> > Could anyone give me hints on what to do in such case (I think the only
> > way is to ask the upstream to release the source code under apache
> > license).
> They don't need to release their work under the Apache license.  They
> can continue to ship under the GPL, as long as they grant an exception
> for linking to works under the Apache license.  Get upstream to approve
> an exception like the following (based on the exception in the GPL FAQ):

Thanks for your help.

Problem solved, ... I forget to check it and upstream told me,
mod_proxy_html isn't linked to any apache library ;)

ldd /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_proxy_html.so
libc.so.6 => /lib/tls/libc.so.6 (0x4000a000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x80000000)

So no need to change the License :)

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