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From James Mansion <ja...@mansionfamily.plus.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (QPID-2017) Files for Async Store interface layer (NOTE, read carefully - license issues)
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2009 05:11:56 GMT
Kim van der Riet wrote:
> IANAL, you may be correct. However, this decision was made about 2 years
> ago out of an abundance of caution regarding non-apache-compatible
> licenses. The reason LGPL was selected was that it is suited for use
> with libraries (which this is - msgstore.so) which can be run against
> the apache-licensed qpidd.
OK, so its self-inflicted.  Shame its not dual-licensed as Apache/LGPL 
with a tear-off option.

Its just that it seemed to me similar to the APRutil/BDB situation - my 
recollection was that the
BDB interface code was retained in-tree but that it was not compiled by 
default in case a user
infected their own  code.

It probably is better that it evolves into an interface implementation 
anyway - hopefully Windows
will pick up a Jet implementation.  Presumably you could ship a SQLite 
one as a refeernce.

(Some things, COM did get right - we've been rather hasty as an industry 
to abandon it, just
because of the registry - which is actually not a direct requirement anyway)


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