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From John Sisson <jrsis...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Licensing of some files included in the Geronimo IzPack installer assembly (included by the IzPack installer)
Date Thu, 26 Jan 2006 09:06:37 GMT
I think we need to defer to 1.1 unless we have a graphic artist that can 
make replacement ASL 2 licensed icons in a short amount of time.

John

Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> Great research John.  Do you think we should defer the installer to 
> 1.1 given these issues?  It would certainly make a bigger splash I 
> think.  Erik, thoughts?
>
> Matt
>
> John Sisson wrote:
>> Hi Erik,
>>
>> There appears there are some issues with the licensing of some files 
>> in the installer JAR file for the upcoming Geronimo 1.0.1 release.
>>
>> Although the IzPack installer itself is supposed to be under an ASF 2 
>> license, it appears that the generated Geronimo installer JAR 
>> contains some files that may not be under the ASF 2 license or 
>> compatible with the ASF 2 license.
>>
>> There are two groups of files/libraries that are included that are 
>> potentially suspect:
>>
>> 1) A number of images are included in the installer JAR in the /img 
>> directory.  The IzPack installer history page ( 
>> http://www.izforge.com/izpack/index.php?page=history ) says that the 
>> 3.5.0 version switched to the Crystal icons from KDE 3.2.  I found 
>> that some of the images in the installer jar binary match images 
>> (e.g. ascii.png and bookmark.png) from "Crystal SVG for Linux" 
>> download on http://www.everaldo.com/crystal.html .  Some images also 
>> looked the same but differed in a binary comparison (maybe I am 
>> comparing a different version of the icons).  A google of crystal 
>> icons reveals (from various discussions) that they are under a LGPL 
>> license.  So the use of the icons is not suitable in ASF projects.
>>
>> This issue should probably be raised with the IzPack project.  It may 
>> take a while for the IzPack project or ourselves to obtain images 
>> from another source that are suitable replacements.
>>
>> 2) Liquid look and feel files under the package com\birosoft\liquid . 
>> The liquidlnf project's page displays a LGPL license ( 
>> https://liquidlnf.dev.java.net/ ).
>> Removing the following lines from the geronimo-izpack.xml file 
>> prevented the liquid files being included.
>>      <laf name="liquid">
>>         <os family="unix"/>
>>      </laf> Therefore the liquid LGPL issue appears to be solvable.
>>
>> The removal of the laf configuration the geronimo-izpack.xml file 
>> does not affect the images that are in the jar under the /img directory.
>>
>>
>> FYI: Henry Yandell confirmed that the NanoXML files in the installer 
>> JAR under the package net\n3\nanoxml under a zlib/libpng License are 
>> compatible with the ASF 2 license. ( 
>> http://nanoxml.cyberelf.be/download.html ).
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> John
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