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From "Chris Custine" <ccust...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Installers Update
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2008 15:18:24 GMT
Great idea Alex.  I am travelling today, but I will send something to them
tonight when I get to my hotel.

Thanks,
Chris

On Jan 7, 2008 12:37 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny <elecharny@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Chris !
>
> yeah, I think Alex is right, we should ask legal@a.o to see if this is a
> potential problem or not.
>
> Blind guess is that if we have to include a LGPL lib to the distribution
> package, we are FU.
>
> Alex Karasulu wrote:
> > Could you run this by legal@ to see what the final verdict is?
> >
> > Alex
> >
> > On Jan 6, 2008 6:44 PM, Chris Custine <ccustine@apache.org
> > <mailto:ccustine@apache.org>> wrote:
> >
> >     I have spoken with a few people about checking out OpenInstaller
> >     in the past few weeks and I wanted to give a quick little bit of
> >     information.  I think the OpenInstaller project would be very cool
> >     for building up some consistent cross-platform installers using a
> >     single toolkit.  However, while I was reviewing the licensing of
> >     the dependencies this weekend, I realized that the packager embeds
> >     at least one LGPL product inside the installer package (primarily
> >     CHARVA which looks like the tool used to create text based
> >     installers).  This means that to ship installers based on this
> >     toolkit, we would be shipping LGPL libs embedded in the installer
> >     toolkit.  So at this point I am not sure if there is any point in
> >     continuing down that path, but if anyone has any opinions
> >     otherwise let me know.
> >
> >     The alternative for now is to continue to expand the current
> >     installers to additional specific platform packaging (Debian and
> >     Sun Pkg manager are frequently requested), which is something I
> >     was trying to help us avoid since maintenance and consistency of
> >     the packages requires a fair bit of time and interest, neither of
> >     which are in abundance.
> >
> >     I have started reviewing the current installers and should have
> >     some of the current issues cleaned up by next weekend, but I can't
> >     guarantee that I have the bandwidth to learn how to create the deb
> >     and Sun pkg installers any time soon so if anyone else wants to
> >     lend a hand with that it would be appreciated.
> >
> >     Thanks,
> >     Chris
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> --
> cordialement, regards,
> Emmanuel L├ęcharny
> www.iktek.com
> directory.apache.org
>
>
>

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