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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: Apache Extras Question
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:22:08 GMT
Hi Luciano,

On Dec 29, 2011, at 12:13 PM, Luciano Resende wrote:

>> Who asked to release the code? I just want an SVN to throw the code up at.
>> If you look at oodt-pushpull-plugins [1], the LICENSE.txt file is ALv2. The code
>> we wrote (in Java) is ALv2. The code includes a runtime Maven2 dependency
>> on libraries that provide FTP protocol implementations (Ftp4Che [2] and JvFtp [3])
>> that are LGPL licensed.
> If you are saying this is compatible with ALv2 ? Then why use Apache
> Extras instead of just the oodt SVN official repo in Apache ?

Because of the expectation in Apache released software (cited by Greg and other
Directors on several occasions) that downstream users won't have LGPL software
magically pulled in to the Apache released product.

Hosting the plugin code at Extras (which includes LGPL Maven2 compilation 
dependencies) allows a home for code that would otherwise live inside of 
a private SVN repo and thus be immensely more difficult to share. 


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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