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From "Ulrich Stärk" <>
Subject Re: Some clarification needed for Apache Extra projects - Apache Extra in specific
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:01:36 GMT
On Thu, September 27, 2012 11:24, Ross Gardler wrote:
> On 27 September 2012 10:17, "Ulrich Stärk" <> wrote:
>> So an additional binary package including e.g. your Hibernate
>> integration
>> and a separate location in SVN/GIT where users can get the sources are
>> OK
>> IMO as long as both are not part of your official source distribution.
> This is not correct. The ASF does not maintain code under incompatible
> licenses.
> Ross

Were did I say that? I'm talking about code depending on software with
incompatible licenses, such as a Hibernate integration.

Specifically the Hibernate integrations have been discussed several times
and if I'm not mistaken the resolutions were always "deal with them
according to" (e.g.
[1]). So yes, the integration code may be maintained at the ASF (under the
ASL of course) but not included in your distribution. I can imagine the
same holds true for other integrations.

But really, this is a question for legal and the PMC to decide.

>From a community point of view Ross is absolutely right. The ASF is not a
place where non-ASL licensed software is developed and maintained. I
simply wanted to point a way out of this dilemma.



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