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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: moving a failed incubation project
Date Wed, 23 Jan 2008 00:27:17 GMT

On Jan 22, 2008, at 12:50 PM, Niall Pemberton wrote:

>>>> What you can't do is to use the Apache brand for another project,
>>>> meaning to use the package names including apache if it's not an
>>>> Apache project.
>>> I thought the whole point of the AL was that pepople could take code
>>> away and do whatever they want with it - it doesn't say in the AL  
>>> you
>>> can "do whatever you want with it as long as you rename the  
>>> packages".
>>> Niall

I was conflating two things. You are right; the Apache license allows  
you to do lots of things with the code that is released under the  

But I'll stand by my concern about using the Apache brand for another  
product. Which means that you need to be very careful to label the  
changed code as your own and not Apache's.

And I'll also reiterate that if you're taking code from the repository  
and not from a project's source release, you're on your own to  
guarantee the code's provenance.


Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
408 276-5638
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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