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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] [Created] (FLEX-53) Clarify usage of playerglobal.swc and airglobal.swc
Date Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:16:55 GMT
On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 2:40 PM, David Coleman
<david_coleman_007@hotmail.com> wrote:
>... If I read it correctly, this license provides the right to re-distribute these binaries.
 And it also grants the right in (c) to *reproduce* them!  Seems to cover the scope of actions
which this group wishes to take to me....

That might be correct but there's a number of places that mention
"internal use", and Flex redistributing these files would not be
internal use IMO, so it seems safer to avoid doing that.

The key thing for an Apache project is that we don't want to put any
restriction on users of our code beyond the Apache License. Having
parts of a distribution that are for "internal use only" does not
work.

-Bertrand


>
> See excerpt below:
>
> Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Adobe grants You a non-exclusive,
nontransferable license to: (a) modify those Flex Framework Binaries that have not been digitally
signed (signed binaries are denoted by an “.SWZ” extension); (b) internally use and reproduce
the Flex Framework Binaries (in modified or unmodified form) for the purpose of developing
Developer Programs,
>
> (c) internally use and reproduce the Flex Framework Binaries (in modified or unmodified
form) as part of Your internal website for the purpose of compiling the Developer Programs,
>
> (d) copy and distribute the Flex Framework Binaries (in modified or unmodified form)
as compiled into Developer Programs;
>
> (e) copy and distribute, through multiple tiers of distribution, the Flex Framework Binaries
(in modified or unmodified form) with a Developer Program for use at runtime of such Developer
Program, and
>
> (f) copy and include the Flex Framework Binaries (in modified or unmodified form) as
part of Your public website for use at runtime by the Developer Programs that are distributed
from Your website(s). You may in no instance modify Flex Framework Binaries that have been
digitally signed.
>
>
>
>
>> Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:31:48 +0000
>> From: jira@apache.org
>> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: [jira] [Created] (FLEX-53) Clarify usage of playerglobal.swc and airglobal.swc
>>
>> Bertrand Delacretaz created FLEX-53:
>> ---------------------------------------
>>
>>              Summary: Clarify usage of playerglobal.swc and airglobal.swc
>>                  Key: FLEX-53
>>                  URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLEX-53
>>              Project: Apache Flex
>>           Issue Type: Task
>>           Components: Project Management
>>             Reporter: Bertrand Delacretaz
>>             Assignee: Carol Frampton
>>
>>
>> As discussed in [1], Flex requires
>>
>> 1) playerglobal.swc to compile the majority of the Flex components
>> 2) airglobal.swc to compile the Flex components targeted at AIR
>> 3) many pieces of the AIR Integration kit which are need to do Flex mobile development
>>
>> We might need clarification for 3), but for now we need to find out how to use these
files while abiding by their license requirements and complying with the ASF's restrictions
on incompatible license (http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html).
>>
>> According to Alex in [1] those two files are covered by this license:
>> http://www.adobe.com/products/eulas/pdfs/adobe_flex_software_development_kit-combined-20110916_0930.pdf
>>
>> And it seems like they're only needed at build time, so users of Flex could get them
independently.
>>
>> [1] http://markmail.org/thread/muckogic3f2zwd7o
>>
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