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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Apache Extras Question
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:18:32 GMT
Hey Mike,

Thanks for your reply. I get the analogy. More comments below.

On Dec 29, 2011, at 10:47 AM, Mike Kienenberger wrote:
> [...snip...]
> You, as an ASF member and PMC chair are equivalent to the employee in
> this scenario.   Even though you are an ASF member or PMC chair, you
> do not have the right to use the company assets without permission.

Yeah that's why I'm asking for permission. The only asset I want to use
is the org.apache namespace for my "Apache Extras" project. I think
Extras should allow me (and others in my situation) to do that.

> In this case, the real permission you are seeking is the right to
> release an Apache product that contains LGPL-licensed code.  

Nope, because Apache Extras software are not "Apache products".
They are "Apache Extras" products. And Apache Extras allows
LGPL licensed code.

>  The
> Apache Extras site isn't going to provide you a loophole to do this.

It's not a loophole. It's an advertised feature (bullet 2) of the site:

{quote}
We recommend starting a project here if one or more of the following is true: 
	• the project is experimental and the committers are not sure of the future direction.
	• the project has a license or depends on a license that is not compatible with the Apache
License 2.0
	• the project is targeted at a small niche and might not benefit from the wider exposure
of being an Apache Software project.
{quote}

Cheers,
Chris

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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:   http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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