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Re: Berkeley DB 6.0 license change to AGPLv3

(Written on my phone).

I have worked with original information from Florian's follow-up to transition bug. Sorry for not checking apt license myself. Anyway... effectivelly relicensing apt to GPL-3 might not be a problem for apt (and all its rev-deps), but it is a still problem for all other software under other licenses.

Changing BSD-style license (with open the source clause) to (A)GPL-3 for a widely used library is a problem. There's no misunderstanding here.

Also it would cultivate the debate here if you have presented your arguments (e.g. explain why I might be mistaken) instead of presenting just the ad hominem arguments. Thanks.

Ondřej Surý

> On 2. 7. 2013, at 16:57, Clint Adams <clint@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 03:36:57PM +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
>> apt-get is licensed GPLv2 and thus incompatible with AGPLv3.
> No, apt is GPL-2+.
>> cyrus-{imapd,sasl} has BSD-style license and thus incompatible with AGPLv3.
>> OpenLDAP has BSD-style (OpenLDAP) license and thus incompatible with AGPLv3.
>> subversion has Apache 2.0 license and thus incompatible with AGPLv3.
> I think you are misunderstanding the AGPL.
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