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From Markus Kühn <typedef_...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (JAMES-461) Maildir support
Date Thu, 18 May 2006 15:30:31 GMT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefano Bagnara" <apache@bago.org>
To: "James Developers List" <server-dev@james.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [jira] Commented: (JAMES-461) Maildir support

>> If GPL code includes methods that are not present in the javax.* API, you 
>> cannot use them without infecting the code.
>>
>> --- Noel
>
> Maybe I'm not able to explain what I want to know.
>
> I know what the GPL is and I also know about the differences in the 
> interpretations by Apache lawyers and FSF, but this is not the point.
>
> I asked for a solution, not for explanations of the problem ;-)
>
> We can add the "imaginary.javax.mail.UIDPlusFolder" (or a similar 
> interface) to the mailet API or to a third party ASL2 licensed project. We 
> can then add a sourceforge project that include the GPL maildir and the 
> GPL plugin including our ASL interface. People then will have Maildir 
> support in james: is this right?
>
> Stefano

This is a borderline case. And this is not in the interest of people using 
Apache software.
A major point not to include or support code under the GPL is to keep a 
clear license situation.

Markus 

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