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From Brian M Dube <bd...@apache.org>
Subject Re: input.wordpress (was Re: potential new plugin)
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2008 04:11:50 GMT
On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 04:03:27PM +1000, David Crossley wrote:

> The dependencies on the main facilities (e.g. WordPress and MySql)
> seem okay to me. I expect that they would be treated as
> system requirements, i.e. there is no use for the plugin if
> there is no server available to connect to and extract content from.

(Snip)

> 
> Some of them (e.g. ehcache) are already in forrest core lib
> but need to to updated.
> 
> If Forrest followed our usual technique of re-distributing
> the supporting jars as a convenience, then definitely there
> are some in that list that cannot be re-distributed:
> 
> e.g. hibernate - See 150 hits for that word on legal-discuss@
> especially LEGAL-7 (and its linked issues) and the responses
> to that and to LEGAL-9.
> 
> e.g. mysql-connector-java - I expect that there would be
> similar issues. Is there no suitably licensed alternative?

I haven't found one. I don't have the energy to make the plugin work
without Hibernate and the MySQL driver. I'm happy to make the code
available elsewhere, but this is a blocker to host it here. Note I
have not contacted legal-discuss. The time and energy for that is
lacking, too.

Brian

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