[logback-user] [logback-dev] Dual licensing logback

Ralph Goers rgoers at apache.org
Fri Sep 18 06:46:57 CEST 2009

On Sep 17, 2009, at 10:07 AM, Ceki Gulcu wrote:

> Hello all,
> After a very long investigation resulting in a better understanding of
> licensing issues, I think dual-licensing logback under EPL 1.0 and
> LGPL 2.1 would help with the project's adoption.
> Licensees can then choose either the terms of the EPL or the terms of
> the LGPL when they use logback.  The EPL license will placate
> organizations which refuse the restrictions imposed by the LGPL
> whereas the LGPL license ensures continuity in licensing and also
> keeps the door open for licensees already bound by the terms of
> (L)GPL.
> Comments?

I'll have to check with my corporate attorney but I am pretty sure the  
EPL will be an easier sell. I think dual licensing is a very good move.


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