[openssl-dev] License change agreement

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Fri Mar 24 17:47:54 UTC 2017

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:18:40AM -0700, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Friday, March 24, 2017 6:12 PM +0000 "Salz, Rich" <rsalz at akamai.com>
> wrote:
> > > Thanks Rich, that's a more useful starting point.  Has dual licensing
> > > been considered?  Both in 2015 and now, the lack of GPLv2 compatibility
> > > has shown to be a serious drawback to the APLv2.
> > 
> > Dual licensing means that it is also available under a
> > no-patent-protection license which is an issue for us.
> APLv2 and MPLv2 both have patent protections.  How would a dual license of
> APL+MPL result in a no-patent-protection license?

As far as I understand the MPLv2 is only compatible with the GPLv2
in a very specific case which makes it not useful for people that
would actually want to link their application with it.


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