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From Jules Gosnell <ju...@coredevelopers.net>
Subject Re: [consolidation] next steps?
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 12:40:46 GMT
Thaks for the clarifications, Brett.

Jules


Brett Porter wrote:

>I'm not on the incubator PMC, so this is just my personal
>understanding. I may be getting in over my head :)
>
>On 11/9/05, Jules Gosnell <jules@coredevelopers.net> wrote:
>  
>
>>are you saying that these licensing constraints do not apply in the
>>incubator - that we just dump all our code in there, no matter what,
>>provided that licensing issues are resolved before promotion out of it ?
>>    
>>
>
>Sorry, I was unclear. I don't think I'd recommend this, but it is
>possible as code in the incubator is covered by a disclaimer and no
>releases can be made until IP and licensing has been cleared.
>
>  
>
>>please clarify 'depend on/include' - by this do you mean 'physically
>>package together with your binary distribution' or 'import at compile
>>time, into classes that are shipped in the binary distribution'.
>>    
>>
>
>I think both of these constitute a derivative work falling under the
>GPL. As far as I know, the only way to combine with GPL applications
>is by executing them in a separate process.
>
>  
>
>>>LGPL may be
>>>possible, but only if optional and not distributed with the
>>>application.
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>so it is OK to 'import' LGPL code at compile time, as long as you don't
>>ship it ?
>>
>>    
>>
>>>There is ongoing discussion around this.
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>so it may not actually be OK :-) ?
>>    
>>
>
>right.
>http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200508.mbox/%3c96D75844-B15A-45E3-BF8D-5CF4517A09E2@apache.org%3e
>
>  
>
>>thanks for helping with this.
>>    
>>
>
>No problem. I think it would be best to ask these questions of
>general@incubator and legal-discuss when it comes to specifics.
>
>Cheers,
>- Brett
>  
>


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