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From Igor Sapego <isap...@gridgain.com>
Subject Re: Using WiX for the ASF product.
Date Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:21:36 GMT
>
> If there are binary files or libraries that are generated for the
> installer,

then we must generate them as part of our build process.


This is exactly what we are going to do.

Best Regards,
Igor

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 7:01 PM, Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrakyan@apache.org>
wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 7:07 AM, Igor Sapego <isapego@gridgain.com> wrote:
>
> > 1. This tool is licensed under Microsoft Reciprocal License (MS-RL).
> > The license requires that fixes and improvements to the WiX toolset must
> be
> > published using the same license.
> >
>
> This is OK, since we are not going to be changing the tool. Let's make sure
> that we do not store the tool itself in our GIT repository.
>
>
> > 2. We store XML in our sources (written by us) which is used to
> > generate binaries - installers. It was planned to distribute them in
> binary
> > distribution. These binaries are not considered as a derived work as
> stated
> > here - [1], so it seems that it's OK to distribute them.
>
>
> This gets a bit delicate. Given that the installer packages are not
> considered a derivative work, we can license them under Apache. However, we
> can not store binary files in our repository. If there are binary files or
> libraries that are generated for the installer, then we must generate them
> as part of our build process. Makes sense?
>
>
> > Here is the quote:
>
>
> > OuterCurve Foundation (and the .NET Foundation) does not view the
> installer
> > > packages
> > > generated by WiX as falling within the definition of a derivative work,
> > > merely because
> > > they are produced using WiX. Thus, the installer packages generated by
> > WiX
> > > will normally
> > > fall outside the scope of the MS-RL, and any of your source code,
> > > binaries, libraries, routines
> > > or other software components that are incorporated in installer
> packages
> > > generated by WiX
> > > can be governed by other licensing terms.
> >
> >
> > [1] - http://wixtoolset.org/about/license/
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > Igor
> >
> > On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:18 PM, Dmitriy Setrakyan <
> dsetrakyan@apache.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 1. Do you know the license of WixToolset?
> > > 2. Keep in mind, that Apache source code cannot store any binary files
> in
> > > it. Do we generate any binaries with this tool, or only XML?
> > >
> > > On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:47 AM, Igor Sapego <isapego@gridgain.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dmitriy,
> > > >
> > > > I don't think there is a problem, I just wanted to be sure as I don't
> > > have
> > > > a lot of experience with licensing.
> > > >
> > > > To me it looks like everything is fine.
> > > >
> > > > Best Regards,
> > > > Igor
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:09 PM, Dmitriy Setrakyan <
> > > dsetrakyan@apache.org
> > > > >
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Igor,
> > > > >
> > > > > In my understanding, it is OK to use any tool, as long as it does
> not
> > > get
> > > > > into Ignite source or binary distributions. Everything in the
> source
> > > code
> > > > > should either be licensed under Apache license or have a friendly
> > > > license.
> > > > >
> > > > > Given the above, can you please clarify whether using this tool is
> a
> > > > > problem?
> > > > >
> > > > > D.
> > > > >
> > > > > On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:51 AM, Igor Sapego <
> isapego@gridgain.com>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hello Igniters,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Recently I've been working on .msi installer for the ODBC driver
> > [1].
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I've decided to use WiX toolset [2] for this task. However,
I'm
> not
> > > > > > quite sure if it's OK from the legal standpoint to use this
tool
> > for
> > > > the
> > > > > > Apache
> > > > > > product.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What we are going to distribute is two XML files with
> configuration
> > > and
> > > > > > two installers in binary packages.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Can someone from community who is more familiar with the
> licensing
> > > > take a
> > > > > > look?
> > > > > > I believe, WiX license information can be found here [3].
> > > > > >
> > > > > > [1] - https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IGNITE-3873
> > > > > > [2] - http://wixtoolset.org
> > > > > > [3] - http://wixtoolset.org/about/license
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Best Regards,
> > > > > > Igor
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

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