Hi Eric,

apache commons... hmm,
Apache License, Version 2.0

This is a free software license, compatible with version 3 of the GPL.

Please note that this license is not compatible with GPL version 2, because it has some requirements that are not in the older version. These include certain patent termination and indemnification provisions.


Not better, I think.

I was not aware, that the "AS IS" license prohibits use inside our program, as everybody is able to use it even it its commercial applicaitons, IMHO.
But, above link says this, too.

Do you have another idea?


Eric Lavarde schrieb:

I've started a search on our CVS and found one more license issue about
freemind/main/CommonsCodecBase64.java, I've documented it under

Chris, concerning the Base64 thing, the easiest would be to add the
commons-codec library and remove the offending source file (and of
course, update accordingly the files referring to it).
What do you think?

Attached, you'll find my request to the original author of the files
remaining with issues.
If it doesn't succeeed, we'll have to go the hard way and rewrite the
files starting from the author's files under MIT license.

Cheers, Eric

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Asking for change of licenses for FreeMind files
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 18:18:47 +0100
From: Eric Lavarde <freemind@zorglub.s.bawue.de>
Organization: FreeMind Project
To: minurmin@cc.jyu.fi

Hello Miika,

we've noticed recently that we carry certain files with licenses
incompatible with the overall GPLv2 of FreeMind [1].

Very similar versions of the files currently in our CVS can be found on
your mmTree site with MIT license, but I would have the merge back the
changes, so I'd like to ask you to (re-)place the work given to FreeMind
under MIT, GPLv2 or any other license compatible with GPLv2.

Simple answer to this email with your OK will do the trick.

Thanks a lot in advance for your support and happy Easter,

[1] http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Licensing#Offending_files