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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] OSI CPL License
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:27:28 GMT

On Jul 13, 2012, at 2:07 PM, Alex Harui wrote:

> 
> 
> 
> On 7/13/12 1:34 PM, "Dave Fisher" <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On Jul 12, 2012, at 1:44 PM, Alex Harui wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Mentors,
>>> 
>>> This is not as high priority as Carol’s release-related questions, but I want
>>> to ask it now before I forget.
>>> 
>>> The Falcon compiler currently has a dependency on a library that is licensed
>>> under OSI CPL [1].  It does not appear to be listed as compatible here [2],
>>> but I see several Apache projects using Junit for testing which is also under
>>> CPL.  However, a key difference would be that Falcon’s CPL dependency is for
>>> a required component, not for optional tests.
>> 
>> How is this one different from the two MPL 1.1 parts? Those seem to be
>> "required".
> MPL is Category B so it is my understanding we can have a required
> dependency on an MPL binary.

> 
> The library in question is Jburg [1].  OSI CPL is not listed in any category
> (A, B or X) so I don't know what the rules are for it.

When I click on CPL 1.0 on legal/resolved in the catagory B list, I am linked to http://opensource.org/licenses/cpl1.0.php

> 
> However I have since learned that Falcon is using it as a build tool, so it
> may not matter.
> 
> [1] http://jburg.sourceforge.net/

A key piece I see.

Regards,
Dave

> 
> -- 
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
> 


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