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From "Alexei Fedotov" <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [buildtest2] Shall we Integrate mauve to BTI 2.0
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2007 17:09:20 GMT
Tim,

I'm trying to understand the link [1] you've send. Do I understand
correctly the paragraph "YOU MAY include code within the Apache
product necessary to achieve compatibility with a prohibited work
[...]" applies to this case?

Thanks!

[1] http://people.apache.org/~cliffs/3party.html

On 7/25/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> Alexei Fedotov wrote:
> > Hello Sean,
> >
> > Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer. :-)
>
> Me neither, and when we are done discussing we might want to do a
> gut-check with the legal discuss mailing list to ensure they approve our
> proposed actions...that said...
>
> > Mauve has a pure GPL license [1]. Executing mauve tests is
> > establishing a dynamic link between Harmony VM an these tests. For me
> > this means that the linking infrastructure is tainted with GPL and
> > cannot be a part of BTI. In other words, if you commit such
> > infrastructure into Apache repository, the link may help FSF to claim
> > that Harmony VM links to GPL-ed code and should be re-licensed under
> > GPL.
> >
> > All, please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks.
>
> There is no intent to redistribute the tests from Harmony, just enable
> them for the end user.  There is an analogy with the performance
> infrastructure we just voted on which has adapters to SPEC benchmarks
> that are not part of Harmony.
>
> Regards,
> Tim
>


-- 
With best regards,
Alexei,
ESSD, Intel

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