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From Carol Frampton <cfram...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [MENTOR] how to handle source with Apache 1.1 license
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:53:51 GMT

On 11/19/12 3 :27PM, "Greg Reddin" <gredbug@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Carol Frampton <cframpto@adobe.com>
>> In our fork of the batik library, one of the files has an Apache 1.1
>> license which is being flagged by RAT.  Do I just upgrade that to an
>> 2 license or do I leave the license as-is and exclude it from RAT?
>I don't know the answer to that. I'm hoping Dave or Bertrand knows.
>However, it does raise another question. I'd assume the more recent
>versions of Batik are licensed ALv2. Could we:
>1) Upgrade our fork to be based on a more recent Batik version... or
>2) Preferably, work with the Batik community to get our customizations
>integrated in some way?

Actually I don't think I need to know the answer to this question after
all but I am still curious what the answer is.

I did fork batik 1.7 which is the latest version.  Alex and I have
discussed a few times whether we should try to do #2 but the new compiler
doesn't use batik so I don't think it is worth the effort.  Further
complicating this is that one of the file we changed,
org.w3c.css.sac.LexicalUnit, is no longer in batik 1.7.  I think the file
may belong to the Apache XML commons project so we'd have to work with two

We have a file in our compiler which is based on a batik file that I see
now has an updated Apache 2 header so I think I can update the copyright
in our file as well and then this issue goes away.

I don't understand why the batik src kit has jar files in it and we have
to download them as part of our build to build batik but that is another


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