Yes, the GPL and ASL licenses go together.


This post from Brian McCallister comes at the right time, as I was discussing this yesterday with someone: can you distribute ASL (Apache Software License) licensed code as part of a GPL product?

Although the Free Software Foundation basically says no, a simple exception can be added to the GPL license to allow this. Brian has more details in his post.

So it looks like there are workarounds for this...dare I say legalish crap? Sorry for people who honestly contribute their time to create better licenses, but all the energy devoted to these ASL/GPL/LGPL licensing talks in the last few months could be used for more fun and useful work.