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Re: GPL2 incompatible with Apache 2.0


Hi Andreas,

On Wed, 2017-10-11 at 16:35 +0200, Andreas Schneider wrote:
> On Monday, 9 October 2017 14:03:51 CEST Claudius Heine wrote:
> > Hi,
> 
> Hi Claudius,
> 
> > we would like to use cmocka in a GPL2 project and have already
> > written
> > the test suite for it using cmocka. Then we found out that
> > according to
> > the Apache Foundation and FSF [1] the Apache 2.0 and GPL2 license
> > are
> > incompatible. Relicensing our project is not so easy and we might
> > have
> > to switch our testing code to a different framework.
> > 
> > Is it possible to dual-license cmocka as MIT, BSD or GPL2? Or
> > explicitly allow usage in GPL2 projects?
> 
> I htink that will not be possible. cmocka is a fork of cmockery by
> Google, 
> because cmockery is unmainted. I don't think that Google will agree
> to a 
> license change. Maybe an exception for allowing the GPL2 would be
> possible but 
> really hard to get. I would have to talk to the lawyers of Google for
> that ...

Thanks for your input!

> Is your software really GPLv2 only?

We will discuss further steps. But since changing a dependency might be
easier than working through a legal processes, I suppose we do the
first. But we'll have to see.

Thanks again,
Claudius

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Follow-Ups:
Re: GPL2 incompatible with Apache 2.0Edward Baudrez <edward.baudrez@xxxxxxxxx>
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GPL2 incompatible with Apache 2.0Claudius Heine <ch@xxxxxxx>
Re: GPL2 incompatible with Apache 2.0Andreas Schneider <asn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>