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From "Shan Jiang" <dane.x...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: BlueSky clouded? (was: Re: svn commit: r676177)
Date Fri, 18 Jul 2008 08:04:34 GMT
2008/7/15, Jin Cao <caojin85cn@gmail.com>:
> As Bill mentioned, we can link into  LGPL code dynamiclally.
> We checked the code again and found that our system can not run without GTK
> standard object file. We will do more test and make sure that we use the
What is GTK standard object file you mentioned? Do you mean GTK's header files?
> LGPL code in a proper way.
>
> Thanks.
>
> 2008/7/15 Henning Schmiedehausen <hps@intermeta.de>:
>
>> Last time I looked, GTK, which is at the core of the code that I looked
>> at, is under LGPL, which is explicitly banned from Apache Projects:
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html
>>
>> Which licenses may NOT be included within Apache products?
>>
>> [...]
>>      * GNU LGPL 2, 2.1, 3
>>
>> So this means, that *everything* that is GTK dependent *must* go from
>> the Apache repos.
>>
>> Up to now, Bluesky has not yet shown up on the incubator main page
>> (http://incubator.apache.org/), has not reported and I don't see a code
>> grant either in foundation/officers/grants.txt.
>>
>> The fact that actual GPL license files:
>>
>>
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/bluesky/trunk/c%2B%2B/tserver/COPYING
>>
>> have been checked in, seems to imply that this is a code dump above
>> everything
>> else. Could anyone closer involved with BlueSky please check this?
>>
>> Thanks Bernd, for noticing this.
>>
>>        Thanks
>>                Henning
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 20:52 +0200, Bernd Fondermann wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I am concerned about the recent commit from the BlueSky project,
>> > recorded as revision 676177.
>> >
>> > This bulk commit looks to me like GPLed code from a third party
>> > project has been taken, being modified to obfuscate the origins of
>> > this code and then being committed to svn without any prior IP
>> > clearance.
>> >
>> > In detail:
>> > * most directories contain a COPYING file with the GPL in it.
>> > * some files contain copyright notices from people and organisations
>> > not involved with the project, probably the original authors
>> > * files like AUTHORS, README probably have been emptied before the
>> > commit to remove any reference to their origins
>> > * the ASL headers have been added in follow-up commits.
>> >
>> > I'd like to know from the BlueSky committers what is their own code
>> > and what is taken from other projects (which ones)? Who are the
>> > respective copyright owners and have they been contacted?
>> > I'd propose to remove the code from svn and re-code the project based
>> > on committer's own contributions.
>> >
>> > In addition, BlueSky failed to properly report to the board for half a
>> > year now. Now, a report has been posted to bluesky-dev some days ago,
>> > but I could not spot it in todays report from Noel posted to general@.
>> >
>> > My on-list concerns about xplayer were not addressed in this report.
>> > xplayer seems to be (I did not take a closer look) a crucial component
>> > for this software, the committers said they would exclude it,
>> > resulting in the fact that now the software lacks audio/video
>> > capabilities. It looks like xplayer is derived from GPL'ed mplayer and
>> > the FFmpeg library has also been mentioned, both said to be having
>> > patent issues (that's what I read on wikipedia, I didn't check beyond
>> > that). I propose to work around this by using vorbis and related
>> > technologies.
>> >
>> > We (as the incubator) should mentor this project more intensively.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> >   Bernd
>> >
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