[llvm-dev] RFC: Improving license & patent issues in the LLVM community

Rafael EspĂ­ndola via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Oct 20 08:59:18 PDT 2015

On 19 October 2015 at 13:57, Renato Golin via llvm-dev
<llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On 19 October 2015 at 18:12, David Chisnall via llvm-dev
> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> One worry is that Apache 2 is incompatible with GPLv2 (is it incompatible with other licenses?)
> This is interesting, I did not know that...
> http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html
> "Despite our best efforts, the FSF has never considered the Apache
> License to be compatible with GPL version 2, citing the patent
> termination and indemnification provisions as restrictions not present
> in the older GPL license."


This means that for example using llvm for jitting stuff in a gpl2
program is out. Does anyone know of a list of current gpl2 programs?
The two that come to mind are the linux kernel and git.

Does anyone know if the apache 2 is compatible with the various LGPL versions?


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