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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Who's a flex compiler-configuration pro on this list?
Date Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:09:26 GMT

On 11/26/12 1:55 AM, "Frédéric THOMAS" <> wrote:

>> Because when you go to the download page, you have to accept the licensing
> terms.  Maven doesn't have any support for forcing people to accept
> licenses.  One option available to us is to provide Adobe with a Maven
> plug-in that will force a licensing dialog (once per machine, I suppose).
> Yes, it could be a solution even if it's not really in the maven spririt,
> let me understand something as I'm really noob in legal stuffs like
> licenceing, spring and hibernate are widely used in the java word, mainly
> via maven, the both have a licence, an apache licence for one and a gnu
> lesser general public licence for the second, shouldn't force people to
> accept their licence ?
Apache and GPL are relatively open licenses.  The Adobe license is pretty
restrictive and Adobe legal feels like you need to acknowledge that.
> Are this big companies really not using anything that doesn't have an open
> license?
> Yes, they do that with some artifacts but that's exeptions
How much would it limit our success if the AIR SDK is one of these
> - Fred

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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