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From Norbert Thiebaud <nthieb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: A little OOo history
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 21:57:02 GMT
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> On 6/7/2011 3:17 PM, Simon Brouwer wrote:
>> The OpenOffice.org installation packages contain code from a considerable number
of
>> "external" libraries (i.e. third party ones that are developed in their own projects,
not
>> copyright Oracle and have mostly LGPL license). So this would not be allowed for
releases
>> by the podling?
>
> Binaries under category A or B license would be permitted, compiled from
> releases under their original project.  We like to avoid forks (and don't
> fork category B licenses such as MPL).  Category X licensed components
> cannot be shipped by the ASF, which includes LGPL.
>
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-a
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-b
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-x

you may also want to look at
http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#build-tools

it seems highly relevant here.

Norbert

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