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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: Question about NOTICE file
Date Tue, 24 Oct 2006 09:45:22 GMT
Karl Pauls wrote:
> No this is different. We are not distributing any interfaces of Java.
> We are only implementing (in java language terms) interfaces.
> In the framework case, we are actually distributing a class called
> org.osgi.framework.AdminPermission. That is different.

Well, I am not 100% convinced that it is necessary in this case, since 
our expression of AdminPermission should not violate the OSGi Alliance's 
copyright on their expression of AdminPermission, since ours is not a 
copy of theirs, but is a completely separate implementation.

We could just do it to be safe, but I don't believe it is necessary.

-> richard

>> The only problem I see concerns the kind of code we are assembling, if
>> the code is under GPL and our software would not work without it, then
>> the software would be considered as a derived software of GPL code but
>> the problem would be the license used, not the notice file.
> As I said, the situation with reciprocity is different and warrants a
> NOTICE. In case of GPL code it is actually pretty easy; we are not
> allowed to use it.
>> BTW I think that asking to the legal@ ML would be fine ;-)
>> francesco
> Well, of you go and digg in the archives whether it has been discussed
> already. If not, then yes, maybe we should ask :-)
> regards,
> Karl

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