Apache license is fine for me, while GPL could be problematic. Incompatibility 
with GPLv2 is not a problem for us. 

If it is a problem for somebody - feel free to explain the details. Though I 
think the decision has been made, and the majority is OK with it. 


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> On Mar 23, 2017, at 22:27, Quanah Gibson-Mount <qua...@symas.com> wrote:
> --On Friday, March 24, 2017 1:37 AM +0000 Peter Waltenberg 
> <pwal...@au1.ibm.com> wrote:
>> OpenSSL has a LOT of commercial users and contributors. Apache2 they can
>> live with, GPL not so much.
>> There's also the point that many of the big consumers (like Apache :))
>> are also under Apache2.
>> Least possible breakage and I think it's a reasonable compromise. Of
>> course I am biased because I work for the one of the commercial users.
> Zero people that I know of are saying to switch to the GPL.  What is being 
> pointed out is that the incompatibility with the current OpenSSL license with 
> the GPLv2 has been a major problem.  Switching to the APLv2 does nothing to 
> resolve that problem.  As has been noted, the current advertising is a huge 
> problem with the existing license.  One of the reasons that has been a big 
> problem is that it makes the license incompatible with the GPLv2.  So on the 
> one hand, getting rid of that clause is great.  On the other hand, getting 
> rid of it by switching to the APL is not great, because it doesn't resolve 
> the fundamental problem of being incompatible with the GPLv2.
> As was noted back when this was brought up in 2015, there are other, better, 
> licenses than the APLv2 which are also GPLv2 compatible.  The MPLv2 being an 
> example of such a license.  There is also BSD, MIT/X11, etc.  The GPLv2 
> incompatibility of OpenSSL is a major problem.
> --Quanah
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