[nycbug-talk] Fwd: no more apache updates
Mon Jun 7 11:54:02 EDT 2004
On Jun 7, 2004, at 12:43 PM, Pete Wright wrote:
> hey all,
> so i just read up on the thread regarding this decision. i am not
> on the openBSD list currently. maybe someone on the nycbug list can
> explain in better detail/clarity what the OBSD team finds wrong with
> the ASF 2.0 license? From my perspective, as a sysadmin, there are
> some pretty interesting features in httpd 2.x that i was looking
> forward to. What I gathered from the thread was aside from the
> license issues, the httpd team was not very receptive in accepting
> patches from the obsd team. If that's true that's kinda lame :(
> here is a link to a web-based thread of the discusion:
This started a few months back. . .I don't remember licensing detail
changes, but there's threads and a writeup on the Free Software
Foundation site. . .
From what I remember, the details of the change was irrelevant. . .it
was the idea of change in the first place.
I remember Theo writing that once lawyers tell developers 'how to make
their software more free', there's a problem.
Some people have reacted that OBSD and the FSF went overboard, that
this wasn't a big deal.
Regardless, it does set a tone for everyone, which I think is right.
It's too easy for projects to evolve their licensing due to lawyer
input, and ultimately away from the FOSS community.
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