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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] Handling Adobe Binaries
Date Tue, 01 May 2012 10:54:37 GMT
Hi Alex,

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Alex Harui <> wrote:
> ...I'm still confused about how to "resolve" FLEX-53.  In my
> understanding, given the current license, we aren't really looking to
> "include in a distribution" so I'm not clear we have to meet the definition
> of "build tools"...

IIUC the binary files mentioned in FLEX-53 are more like "build time

Am I correct that they are not needed to distribute or run
applications built with Apache Flex? That's an important point.

> ... Or is a JDK "included in a distribution" of other
> products?  My main concern is the "library or lesser license" part of the
> definition...

The JDK is not included in distribution of Apache projects that use
the Java language.

IIUC we don't need to distribute the FLEX-53 binary files, but just
point people to them? That would be analogous to a JDK then.

> I think I want to show that this is equivalent of the JDK and is a
> prerequisite to be downloaded and installed by someone...

It looks like this is the case - my goal with FLEX-53 is to clarify
exactly how those binary files are used by Apache Flex users, so that
we have a documented explanation of how/when people are bound by the
licenses of those files.

As discussed in this thread, not needing those files would be best,
but I assume it's much more work technically.


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