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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Public domain packages ( was Re: [A4] release plan thoughts )
Date Sat, 01 Feb 2003 21:24:03 GMT

Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> Berin Loritsch wrote:
>> Stephen McConnell wrote:
> ...
>>> Also - what/where are the license details related to the Concurrency 
>>> package?
>> Public domain.  (I.e. no license, no control).
> Hmmm...
> I don't think we can use packages with no license at all. IANAL, but 
> wouldn't it mean that no license == no grant of use? But actually it's 
> in the public domain, so it would be ridiculous that the author 
> doesn't it want to be used.

I had the same thoughts. I'm not happy with depedencies on something 
that does not have a license.  I would prefer that we took the content, 
repackaged it under the org.apache.avalon.something namespace and issued 
a release under the Apache license.

> Can we rely on public domain packages and put them in CVS?

I would like to get a higher opinion on this - Sam?, Greg?

Cheers, Steve.


Stephen J. McConnell

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