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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: input.wordpress (was Re: potential new plugin)
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2008 14:16:26 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Brian M Dube wrote:
> >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.
> If there is no way of getting into Forrest ...

We don't know that yet. Brian is not the only person
in this community. It is a pity that no-one can make
the effort to follow up on such legal aspects.


> ... I'll give you commit rights 
> to the SF plugins project. Just let me have your SF username (when I set 
> this up we said any Forrest committer could have committ access over 
> their simply by asking).
> However, be aware that it is not an active community in its own right. 
> It's merely a place to put stuff the ASF cannot distibute. We can (but 
> at present do not) include plugins from there in the Forrest 
> documentation (i.e. plugins.xml). Although to do this will require us to 
> include a big "this is not an approved ASF released plugin" or something 
> like that.
> Ross

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