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From "Andrew McIntyre" <mcintyr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: junit license
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2008 08:07:35 GMT
On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 9:19 PM, Daniel John Debrunner <djd@apache.org> wrote:
>  If it's checked into svn then by definition it is in our release
>  artifacts since our source release is a snapshot of the source tree.

Libraries used only by Derby developers during development are already
excluded from official distributions. This would be the first instance
where the source distribution would exclude something that would be in
Apache's Subversion repository, so we should definitely be careful

>  Not sure that's correct, the proposed policy indicates an entry in the
>  NOTICE file is required.
> </snip>
>  http://people.apache.org/~rubys/3party.html

Both the previous version of the policy and this one fail to address
whether access via Subversion to a library licensed under a
non-authorized license (i.e. anything besides a class A license in the
policy linked above) is distribution and thus requires addition of
notice to the NOTICES file. This is an important question, one worth
getting an definitive answer for, but one which I currently don't have
the time to chase down. Such libraries are already available via
Apache's Subversion server without such notice, demonstrated by the
links in my previous mail.

I would suggest that anyone sincerely interested in the issue take it
up on legal-discuss@apache and refrain from checking anything into the
repository until they get a definitive answer.


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