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Subject AW: AW: Flex Maven FDK Generator RC1
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:44:41 GMT
As far as I know Velo had some sort of Agreement (At least he claimed that he had one when
we were chatting about this a few years ago). Eventually it was just a situation where it
wasn't allowed but was tollerated from Adobe. I wouldn't like to go the same road though ;-)


Von: Frédéric THOMAS []
Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2012 12:00
Betreff: RE: AW: Flex Maven FDK Generator RC1


That's a really a good idea Chris (even if I got a doubt as well of the
Adobe willing).
However, how was Velo dealing with the Adobe license deploying their SDK ?
I guess, it was an implicit Adobe agreement, isn't it ?


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:51 AM
Subject: AW: AW: Flex Maven FDK Generator RC1

As far as I understood the thing, Apache can't ship a binary version because
it has some deps to stuff which you have to accept a license for. This is
one of the reasons Om is working on the installer, to automate this process
(Hope I got this right). Even the Apache FDK depends on stuff you can only
get from Adobe ... at least stuff like the playerglobal and airglobal. So I
don't see a way how everything could be loaded without accepting an Adobe

That was why I was thinking about adding the license information to the poms
and eventually create a maven dependencyResolver that only downloads
licensed artifacts if you accept them by adding them to a "we accept these
licenses" section to your pom. But this wouldn't prevent users from using
the normal resolver to download everything without accepting the license

One option I could think of would be that Adobe could host some repo
containing their stuff and have access to that repo restricted by
username+password. So you have to create a user in order to access it and
when creating the user you have to accept the license agreement. I think
this would be an acceptable approach for the users, but I doubt that Adobe
would be willing to spare the resources for creating such a repo (You would
need to develop some lightweight portal for gegisetring, managing your
account, accepting the license agreement, ...).


Von: [] im Auftrag von Carlos
Rovira []
Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2012 11:26
Betreff: Re: AW: Flex Maven FDK Generator RC1

Ok Chris,

so the problem is only related to older Adobe sdks. For newer (Apache) this
workflow would be ideal, isn't it?

2012/10/16 <>:
> Ideally I agree, but then you have the problem, that maven would download
artifacts automatically without you or your companies
nexus/artifactory/whatsoever agreeing to Adobes License terms. That's why I
think the best solution, currently, would be to generate the FDKs from the
SDKs you downloaded from Adobe and hereby agreed to the license terms.
> Chris
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