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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Apache Maven/Maven repo (Re: Dependencies in SVN)
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:38:46 GMT
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 01:33:37AM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> > The ASF develops and distributes code licensed under the ASL.  An ASF
> > project can depend on software written on other licenses, but distributing
> > or developing software under different licenses is somewhere between
> > atypical and prohibited.  I think any exception would have to be granted by
> > the board.
> I've never seen anything when reading through the ASF docs on
> licensing that would indicate including external dependencies is
> 'somewhere between atypical and prohibited'.

As I understand it, the NOTICE file was designed to explicitly handle this:<>

Which would suggest it is typical enough to make policy.


Noah Slater,

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