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[Savannah-hackers] Re: PHP4 and PHP3

From: Free Software Foundation
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] Re: PHP4 and PHP3
Date: 09 Sep 2002 11:59:13 -0500

The license had changed to be nearly OK, but had one minor problem which
(I assume) Richard recently worked out with the PHP hackers.  So, when
the new license was released, Richard changed that page.  I'm CCing
Bradley Kuhn here, since it's possible that he knows more about this.

On Mon, 2002-09-09 at 08:46, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> Hi,
> Due to licensing problem with PHP4, it was said to do the promotion of
> PHP3 (GPLed), incitate to maintain a fork.
> In this way, Savannah ask developers that choose PHP as programming
> language to get their software PHP3 compatible.
> Now, at
> We can read
> "The PHP License, Version 3.0.
>     This license is used by PHP4. It is a non-copyleft free software
> license which is incompatible with the GNU GPL. 
> We recommend that you not use this license for anything except PHP
> add-ons." 
> This is accordingly to
> But what was inacceptable before, cause of the php3 fork, and is
> acceptable now?
> Also, saying "We recommend that you not use this license for anything
> except PHP add-ons." lead people to think that this license is
> recommended for PHP-coded software. Is it the idea?
> About Savannah. We used to wrote something like
> "Could you please try to get your project working
> with php3 ? The php4 license has restrictions that forbids
> distribution of modified source packages. It is important
> to use php3 so that php people know that the Free Software
> community is embarassed by this restriction."
> for projects registered with PHP4 as requirement.
> And now? 
> -- 
> Mathieu Roy
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