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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: licensing issue
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 20:47:16 GMT
Hi Jean and Francois,

Thanks for your responses. Francois, the name of the class is 
SQLDirectory; I have a copy of this code and it doesn't contain a 
copyright notice.

Jean, thanks for your suggestion. I don't know why the code isn't 
checked into the Lucene sandbox; I think the code is a little raw; maybe 
the sandbox didn't exist when this class first appeared. I will follow 
up with legal-discuss.


Jean T. Anderson wrote:

> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>> There's a piece of code floating around on the internet as part of 
>> the Lucene project. It isn't formally checked into Lucene but the 
>> author says, via email, that he freely gave it away. Does anyone have 
>> an opinion about the legal status of this code? Can it be 
>> incorporated into an apache open source effort?
>> Thanks,
>> -Rick
> From Derby incubator days .... if the author of that file is willing 
> to license that particular file to the ASF under the Apache License, 
> there's no problem. All the author needs to do is post a message to 
> that effect to the developer list.
> However, "freely gave it away" probably isn't sufficient. It needs to 
> be contributed under the Apache license.
> but i.am.not.a.lawyer  :-) We have legal-discuss@apache.org for asking 
> hard questions as needed.
> One question: why isn't Lucene committing it to their project repo? Is 
> there some larger story?
>  -jean

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