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From vijay garla <>
Subject Re: podling release managment
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:39:14 GMT
Regarding the LICENSE - I think going forward we should put some thought
into what UMLS sources to distribute with cTAKES in light of license
restrictions.  Especially put some thought if you want to check that in to
a publicly accessible SVN repository.

I think that it is OK to redistribute the RXNORM lucene index as this is a
restriction free (level 0) UMLS source vocabulary.  I do not think that it
is ok to distribute the SNOMED-CT HSQLDB - this requires that users agree
to a license (level 2).  I have to say that I am not a lawyer, and my head
hurts when I try to understand the NLM's UMLS/UTS license.

I know that to use the dictionary lookup with the distributed SNOMED-CT,
users need to enter their UMLS license.  That is may follow the spirit of
the UMLS license, but I'm not sure if that follows the letter.  Those
without a valid UMLS license could still access the data in the SNOMED-CT
HSQLDB files directly.

As an alternative, you could set up a separate download site (perhaps
outside of apache) that users could get the HSQLDB SNOMED-CT files from;
access to this download site would require a valid UMLS license.  This is
what we did for YTEX.



On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Chen, Pei

> Thanks.
> While we wait for infra to import the svn dump file (
> what would you suggest we call this upcoming release (aka. what would have
> been called 2.6 in sourceforge [with old package names and structure, etc].)
> Should we start using standard release names such as:
> apache-ctakes-0.1.0-incubating?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jörn Kottmann []
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:24 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: podling release managment
> On 07/25/2012 11:17 PM, Chen, Pei wrote:
> > I just stumbled across this and thought it may be a good read for those
> involved...
> >
> >
> This is an important part of the release to get right:
> The LICENSE and NOTICE files must contain information about the 3rd party
> stuff you ship with your release, if something is missing there you will
> likely not get the release through the Incubator vote.
> Jörn

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