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From Samisa Abeysinghe <sam...@wso2.com>
Subject Re: Fw: Axis2C license questions
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2008 01:39:02 GMT
Chintana Wilamuna wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2008 3:09 PM, Trasca Virgil <virgil_trasca@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>   
>>>    I see that Axis2C has following dependencies
>>>
>>> libxml2.dll [http://www.xmlsoft.org - download the version >=
>>>
>>>        libxml2-2.6.27.win32] (optional - required only if you are not
>>>       
>> using Guththila parser)iconv.dll [ http://www.gnu.org/software/libiconv/ -
>> download the
>>     
>>>        version >= iconv-1.9.1.win32]zlib1.dll [ http://www.gzip.org/zlib/
>>>       
>> - download the version >=
>>     
>>>        zlib-1.2.3.win32]libxslt.dll [http://www.xmlsoft.org - download the
>>>       
>> version >= libxslt-1.1.24.win32
>> ]http://ws.apache.org/axis2/c/docs/installationguide.html#win_binary
>>     
>>> These dependencies are not comming directly with Axis2C binaries but only
>>>       
>> links to download are provided in the documentation.
>>     
>>> iconv is from www.gnu.org.
>>>
>>> So my questions is how are these dependencies licensed and how compatible
>>>       
>> is Apache2 license of Axis with these dependencies licenses? Why these are
>> not comming bundled in Axis2C binaries and only links to download are
>> provided?
>>     
>
> LibXML2 comes with the MIT license.
>
> Zlib doesn't require sources to be made available when you're redistributing.
>
> iconv comes with the LGPL license.
>
> There are no incompatibility issues with the Apache 2.0 license which
> Axis2/C is distributed.
>
> Why are these packages not bundled with Axis2/C?  I would say it's a
> matter of convenience.  Most free/open source software packages out
> there just provide a link to the dependent libraries rather than
> bundling dependents with them.
>
> Axis2/C uses OpenSSL as well.  When it comes to that, bundling OpenSSL
> with Axis2/C is a headache since it's license gets a bit anal
> retentive when it comes to redistribution.
>   

Looks like we have to take the matter to license@a.o. Can someone please 
take the initiative? I think better to go through the mail archive 
before asking them because some one or the other must have come across 
this issue earlier.

Thanks,
Samisa...

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