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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: licensing issue
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 21:13:23 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Alas, I am estopped forthwith. It turns out that only committers and 
> their designated legal amanuenses may petition legal-discuss@apache.org.
> 
> Jean, as a committer, could you approach this mailing list?
> 
> Thanks,
> -Rick

Would it be possible to first nail down the Lucene story? Why they 
haven't included it?  Technical issues? Legal issues?  :-)

  -jean


> 
> 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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