Apache License

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  1. Goldenshellback

    Goldenshellback Member

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    With all of the drama today. Here is a quote from the Apache License Wiki
    "Like any free software license, the Apache License allows the user of the software the freedom to use the software for any purpose, to distribute it, to modify it, and to distribute modified versions of the software, under the terms of the license".
     
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    Good find GSB. That sort of focuses some of the drama and claims doesn't it?
     
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    You really need to read the complete license.... in light of your post.. here is another exert you might find interesting from the apache license.

     
  4. TheMarkness

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    Goldenshellback as R1Lover points out you should read the entire license before posting. Again all cyanogen team wants is credit for their work that black droid took, themed, and added scripts/apps and called his own.

    If I built something open source or not I would be very upset if someone took my free work, patched logos all over it and started distributing it for their own gain and glory. That doesn't go over well in the open source community you just don't do that.
     
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    As long as the attribution is retained in the SOURCE code I am not sure what he may have done that violated the letter of the license. The spirit yes, the letter, I don't see it.
     
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    So the license only requires the info be retained in Source form...
     
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    I did read the entire license and posted what was relevant to material that does not have a copyright. This sounds as if it is a respect issue and I haven't been involved in the community long enough to comment on that.
     
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    I trust that the mod/ admin crew will handle this in the best way that is fair and right for each party. Cyanogen, Koush, DM, Adamz, Pete, Chevy, etc, they all do a good job and we appreciate their work. We look forward to their continued work for the android community.
     
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    This may be out of line but does anyone else think of "Grandma's Boy" in all of this. I don't mean to offend anyone by this but it makes me chuckle.
     
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    haha now that you mention it...


    ****s wizzeak
     
  11. R1Lover

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    This thread was only about the license.... and not the other drama.... lol
     
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    by bad then........
     
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    I am closing this at the request of the OP......
     
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