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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Apache License, Version 2.0
Date Sat, 24 Jan 2004 01:34:36 GMT
Thank you for all of the comments.  The 2.0 license was officially
approved by The Apache Software Foundation on January 21, 2004, and
will be mandated across all Apache projects starting on March 1st.

The final copy can be found at

The goals of this license revision have been to reduce the number
of frequently asked questions, to allow the license to be reusable
without modification by any project (including non-ASF projects),
to allow the license to be included by reference instead of listed
in every file, to clarify the license on submission of contributions,
to require a patent license on contributions that necessarily
infringe the contributor's own patents, and to move comments
regarding Apache and other inherited attribution notices to a
location outside the license terms (the NOTICE file).

The result is a license that is compatible with other open source
licenses, such as the GPL, and yet still remains true to the original
goals of the Apache Group and supportive of collaborative development
across both nonprofit and commercial organizations.


Roy T. Fielding, co-founder, The Apache Software Foundation
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