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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Paranamer issue
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:30:15 GMT
On 06/06/2012 06:51 AM, Peter Cameron wrote:
> I've only just discovered the dependancy of Avro upon the thoughtworks
> Paranamer classes. We use reflection at runtime with a schema and
> encountered the usual ClassNotFoundException for Paranamer after I'd
> been rationalising our codebase -- which included the removal of the
> avro-tools-1.6.3 JAR. The tools JAR contains the Paranamer classes which
> I was unaware of. We operate in a very lightweight environment so the
> 10Mb tools JAR is not suitable for us to deploy.
>
> I went looking for the Paranamer JAR and eventually found version 2.5.
> However, this is BSD licensed. BSD is not suitable for us. Only Apache 2.0.

How is BSD a problem?  BSD is less restrictive an Apache 2.0 and is thus 
is generally not considered to alter the requirements of one 
re-distributing software that includes BSD within an Apache-licensed 
project.

Doug

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