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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Inclusion of MySQL in roller-mysql-database plugin
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2008 16:47:39 GMT

On Feb 6, 2008, at 8:15 AM, Jarek Gawor wrote:

> Kevan,
> Can you explain what is the exact problem in this case? As far as I
> know, the roller plugin doesn't actaully include or distribute the
> msql driver. The driver will be automatically downloaded at compile
> time (becuase it is specified as maven dependency) and when the plugin
> is installed (becuase it is specified as a plugin dependency). Is the
> automatic download the problem? If so, maybe we can remove the msql
> maven dependency and modify the plugin dependency to specify the
> driver as a prerequisite?

At the moment I'd rather not distribute the plugin than make the  
maven dependencies inaccurate.  I think using prerequisites is  
definitely an idea worth pursuing.

david jencks
> Jarek
> On Feb 6, 2008 9:40 AM, Kevan Miller <> wrote:
>> All,
>> I created a Jira to handle licensing issues involving the  
>> inclusion of
>> MySQL in the roller-mysql-database plugin. See https:// 
>> I've insured that we will no longer build the roller-mysql-database
>> plugin in our source code. However, there are multiple ways of
>> handling this problem. Would like to hear opinions from the project.
>> Ultimately, it's the PMC's responsibility to oversee the licensing of
>> our distributions and to oversee the way we handle dependencies on
>> artifacts that are covered by excluded licenses.
>> The ASF Licensing Policy (currently it's a draft policy, but I think
>> we should be following the guidelines documented there) are located
>> here --
>> Discussion of how to handle Prohibited Works is here -- http:// 
>> Would be good for the project (in particular PMC) members to be
>> familiar with these issues. Would like to hear how we think we should
>> address this issue. As long as I feel the PMC is providing  
>> appropriate
>> oversight, I'm happy with what ever decision we reach.
>> --kevan

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