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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Blocking Issues
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:50:48 GMT
2009/11/23 David Crossley <crossley@apache.org>:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
>> David Crossley  wrote:
>> > Ross Gardler wrote:
>> >> Tim Williams wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > FOR-855 verify the license situation prior to each release
>> >> > - housekeeping
>> >>
>> >> I believe Davids work with RAT fixes this issue.
>> >
>> > No it does not. There is much more to the job that that.
>>
>> I meant that running RAT shows all licence headers are in place. we
>> still need to do the housekeeping work that is normal due diligence on
>> a release, of course.
>
> I meant that FOR-855 has much more than just the license header situation.
> I have been working on it steadily for a long time now, and there is more
> to do.

OK, I should have reviewed the issue. I have no opinion on whether
this is a blocker or not. I assumed that previous releases were
legally sound (which I believe they were since we voted them through).
Tim indicated that this was "housekeeping" which I took to mean the
normal due diligence on a release.

>> >> > FOR-1177 where does forrest use Rhino
>> >>
>> >> Not a blocker
>> >
>> > Yes it is. At the moment i think that it might be using an
>> > unsuitable license.
>>
>> Why? Rhino is dual licensed under GPL and MPL. MPL is compatible, as
>> long as we have the relevant NOTICE file. What am I missing that you
>> are seeing?
>
> I will try to clarify it at FOR-1177. When our packaged version of
> Rhino was prepared, it was probably the old NPL-licensed one.

OK, so that's probably a blocker then - we need to update to the MPL version.

Ross

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