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From "Paul Benedict" <pbened...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache Commons Board Report, September 2007
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:53:11 GMT
I've always wondered this:

What is the policy on copying code from an external non-Apache ASF-licensed
project? For example, if someone wanted to take a class from Spring and plop
it in an Apache project. Is simply being from ASF-licensed code enough?

Paul

On 9/20/07, Torsten Curdt <tcurdt@apache.org> wrote:
>
>
> On 19.09.2007, at 20:56, Henri Yandell wrote:
>
> > It would still be code that's not covered by a CLA, so different from
> > most of the code at the ASF.
>
> True. /me wonders why we didn't realize that problem during the
> discussion :)
>
> > I'm not sure how frowned on that would be - probably quite a bit. If
> > we were copying the code in as a separate module to compress, then
> > that might be happier.
>
> For now I think this was just a discussion. We would need to see if
> the amount of code would be really worth the trouble.
>
> > I suggest we talk with legal-discuss to find
> > out how we should deal with it if we do decide to go ahead with the
> > idea.
>
> ...but checking with legal discuss would be definitely worthwhile.
>
> cheers
> --
> Torsten
>
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