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From "Jin Cao" <caojin8...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: BlueSky clouded? (was: Re: svn commit: r676177)
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2008 03:39:07 GMT
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
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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