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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: Hibernate question
Date Wed, 11 Aug 2004 10:28:06 GMT
On Aug 11, 2004, at 11:48 AM, Steven Noels wrote:
> On 11 Aug 2004, at 11:18, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
>> On Aug 11, 2004, at 10:53 AM, Steven Noels wrote:
>>> So yes, we must remove Hibernate-related code from what we 
>>> redistribute from Spring.
>> I'm not even sure this is enough. It is from a purely legal POV, but 
>> it might be confusing for users: unless we clearly state that Apache 
>> Cocoon is protected by the AL 2.0 if and only if you use the shipped 
>> version of the Spring jars, not the official ones, there is a risk of 
>> someone redistributing Cocoon with different/updated/custom 
>> built/whatever Spring jars which could be viral.
> We can only assure the legal sanity and license condition consistency 
> of our own ASF releases. If people add stuff to that afterwards, 
> they'll have to work out for themselves whether the AL2 still applies.

True, but the original proposal was to mangle ourselves the distributed 
jar fil of spring, stripping away hibernate stuff. Not exactly what I 
would define as making user's life easy...


Gianugo Rabellino
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