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From Francesco Furfari <francesco.furf...@isti.cnr.it>
Subject Re: Question about NOTICE file
Date Tue, 24 Oct 2006 10:36:49 GMT


Richard S. Hall wrote:
> 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
> 

I agree with you , this is not a case of code redistribution.
May be the use of the OSGi package can be misleading.

But I don't understand why you are continuing to worry about OSGi 
Alliance's copyright if it is a completely separate implementation.

francesco


>>
>>> 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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