GPL - possible violation - what should I do?

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Thu Mar 21 00:16:15 UTC 2002

On Wed, 2002-03-20 at 20:02, klaus schilling wrote:
> 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?


this was an hipothetical situation that was posed as a way to argue that
GPL could be a target of antitrust law.
I doubpt very much the ASF would ever do such a thing.

Hugs, rui

+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Ghandi
+ So let's do it...?
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