I also cannot speak for Google as a whole, or even the open source
department.  However, my personal opinion is that I would like users of
Protocol Buffers to have the freedom to use any license they want.  It would
be pretty disappointing to me if some project was unable to use Protocol
Buffers simply because the license was not compatible.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 2:33 AM, Ande Turner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> A majority of people are using GPLv3 for newer projects.  Those with GPLv2
> can switch to GPLv3 easily in most cases.
> IF it was left as Apache it is GPLv3 compatible anyways.
> Why did you decide against GPLv3?
> 2008/9/24 Kenton Varda <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> Hi all,
>> We've decided to change the license for Protocol Buffers from Apache 2.0
>> to BSD.  In general we like the Apache 2.0 license better, but unfortunately
>> it is not compatible with GPLv2.  We decided that allowing GPLv2 projects to
>> use protocol buffers is more important, so we're switching.  I'll be
>> changing all the license headers in SVN tomorrow, probably, and version
>> 2.0.2 should be released under the new license shortly thereafter.
> >

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