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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: input.wordpress (was Re: potential new plugin)
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2008 14:55:26 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> >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.
> Peronslly I don't need to follow up. There is GPL code - that's the end 
> of the story for the ASF. I too have looked for alternatives in the past 
> - they don't (to my knowedge exist) and I've wasted much time on this in 
> the past.
> I'm offering a solution. If others want to follow up on the legal front 
> fine - for me it is a dead end so lets get the code where it can be used.

I am not referring to finding a replacement. I mean that
our "legal-discuss" list is not a boogey monster. They
want to treat everything on a case-by-case basis.

No-one has yet even approached them on this matter.

See Henri's answer in


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