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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: DITA forrest jira
Date Sat, 05 Mar 2005 22:57:01 GMT
I asked the derby-ppmc and legal-discuss lists about using the 
SourceForge DITA Toolkit.

I guess there's no issue with just *using* software with a CPL license 
(for example, lots of apache projects use JUnit, which is also under the 

But here's the issue. Files in the Toolkit are meant to be copied, then 
modified for a specific project, which lets that project override 
Toolkit defaults. But modifying those files creates derivative works 
under the CPL and those files can't be checked into an Apache source 
code repository.

So the derby community obviously needs to sort this out both near-term 
and long-term.

Ross suggested working with forrest on a plugin -- and I think you're 
seeing action related to that with his Jira entry. (My! that was fast!)


scott hutinger wrote:
> Interesting that forrest has just issued a DITA issue for Forrest.  I 
> added the content for those interested.
> http://issues.cocoondev.org/browse/FOR-461
> Here is an overview of the issue:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>        Key: FOR-461
>    Summary: Create a DITA plugin
>       Type: New Feature
>     Status: Unassigned
>   Priority: Minor
>    Project: Forrest
>   Fix Fors:
>             0.8
>   Assignee:   Reporter: Ross Gardler
>    Created: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 3:54 AM
>    Updated: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 3:54 AM
> Description:
> A DITA Toolkit is used for converting document source into 
> human-consumable format, such as html, pdf, or whatever. So far, the 
> SourceForge toolkit is the most interesting because it does what is needed:
> http://mail-archives.eu.apache.org/mod_mbox/db-derby-dev/200503.mbox/%3c20050303190926.78090.qmail@web81603.mail.yahoo.com%3e

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