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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] OSI CPL License
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:07:53 GMT



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 Carol¹s 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 Falcon¹s 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.

However I have since learned that Falcon is using it as a build tool, so it
may not matter.

[1] http://jburg.sourceforge.net/

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


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