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From "Alex Karasulu" <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Installers Update
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2008 01:21:30 GMT
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> 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
>

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