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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Release InstallApacheFlex 1.0 - RC5
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:38:10 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik de Bruin [mailto:erik@ixsoftware.nl]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:21 PM
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] Release InstallApacheFlex 1.0 - RC5
> 
> While I'm happy with the much needed +1's, I do think that for due diligence this
> observation by Alex needs some attention:
> 
> > should be easier in the future, but I think we need to get this right.
> > I think there is a legal issue here.  I'm not clear that Adobe would
> > be happy to have the AIR SDK downloaded without some acceptance of the
> licensing.
> 
> This is a different argument than Betrand's; a reconsideration may be in order?
> 
> EdB
Let me add here my experience.  Recently, Adobe shutdown most of
opensource.adobe.com and moved everything to the Open@Adobe
SourceForge wiki.  That wiki did not allow for interaction, so I had to create
a custom SWF UI to present the licensing before downloading Adobe Flex because
Adobe legal really wanted folks to actively accept the license.  I had to resort to
having the wiki redirect to the SWF UI on my blog in order to have legal sign off.

On the current Adobe AIR SDK download site it tells you that by hitting the button
to download you accept the Adobe license.

I think (with my Adobe hat on), that we need to make it clear that the AIR SDK is
under an Adobe license.  I think that Apache would want us to do that as well.

Alex Harui
Apache Flex Team
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui


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