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From James Carman <ja...@carmanconsulting.com>
Subject Re: [all] NSWC and Apache license
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:54:07 GMT
Do we have any contact with the maintainers/creators of this stuff?
If so, we may be able to ask for them to grant it to the ASF?

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maisonobe@free.fr> wrote:
> Le 08/08/2012 17:58, Christian Grobmeier a écrit :
>> On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 5:38 PM, Sébastien Brisard
>> <sebastien.brisard@m4x.org> wrote:
>>
>>>>> Does that mean that porting it into Commons-Math is possible
>>>>> (license-wise?). I would think it does…
>>>>
>>>> That seems explicitly restrictive to me. e.g. If I don't  claim to be in
the general scientific community, the software has not been made available to me.
>>>>
>>> I agree with you. However, "scientific community" does seem a bit
>>> vague to me. Arguably, anyone using Commons-*MATH* could claim to
>>> belong to the scientific community...
>
> I would strongly argue against too simplistic interpretation.
> For this kind of question, you should ask to the dedicated list at
> apache. Please see <http://www.apache.org/legal/> and
> <http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html#foundation-legal>.
>
> I guess they will say "no, you cannot use this stuff".
>
>>
>> If somebody writes a webbased SPSS or a company like creates
>> statistics on the SO usage with Math? Surely this is commercial use
>> and not really science?
>>
>> Anyway the AL2.0 does not have restrictions who can use it or not; my
>> guess is it is not directly compatible.
>
> This is also my guess.
>
> Luc
>
>>
>> But you really should ask legal@ in this case. I have not seen this
>> license listed here:
>> http://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html
>>
>> But they might be able to help you anyway.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Christian
>>
>>>
>>> Sébastien
>>>
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