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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
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:

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.


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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