GPL - possible violation - what should I do?

klaus schilling 320085037630-0001 at
Wed Mar 20 20:02:20 UTC 2002

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra writes:
 > If the ASF changed the httpd to GPL, other companies either have to
 > compete with a derived version of the apache httpd they use, make their
 > derived work GPL, or turn to proprietary httpds.
 > It does not in anyway restrict competition. I think it even fosters
 > competition.
How easily may the ASF change Apache's license? Wouldn't it require the
consense of a terrible lot of contributors, some of them possibly being 
directly involved in existing proprietary extensions?

Klaus Schilling

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