[josm-dev] Possible copyright violation
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Sat Jul 18 10:20:07 BST 2009
Giovanni Mascellani schrieb:
> don't know whether the ANT project or the Apache Foundation would sue
> you for this (and I'm not tied at all with them, nor speak on their
> behalf), but, for what I understand, compiling JOSM is illegal.
Distributing the linked code arguably is a violation of GPLv2, but it is
not a violation of the Apache license, so the ASF cannot sue anyone over
this, nor would they want to. In fact, according to
http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html they tried to get
the FSF to accept the Apache license as GPLv2 compatible.
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