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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release ManifoldCF 0.5-incubating, RC0
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:39:27 GMT
On Mar 29, 2012, at 4:07 PM, Fabian Christ wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Am 26. März 2012 17:20 schrieb Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>:
>> On Mar 26, 2012, at 4:41 PM, Karl Wright wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 26 March 2012 02:38, Shinichiro Abe <shinichiro.abe.1@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>> The LICENSE file includes references to lots of jars that are dual
>>>> licensed under CDDL v1.0 and GPL v2.
>>>> However, there is no indication which license has been chosen by the project.
>>>> 
>>>> I think this is a blocker.
>> 
>> A project does not choose a license.  The license is provided by the copyright
>> owner.  We do not change that license, nor do we reduce the number of the
>> available licenses to choose from, for downstream recipients.  Therefore,
>> it doesn't make any sense to indicate which one is "chosen".
>> 
> 
> I am following all these discussions for doing a first release of
> Apache Stanbol (incubating) but get totally confused. According to
> 
> http://apache.org/legal/resolved.html#mutually-exclusive
> 
> you have to choose the license and include only the license that you
> have chosen.

The answer in that document is wrong.  I believe what they meant to say is
that we only include one of the licenses in the text/pointers of our
product-wide LICENSE file.  Mainly for dual-licensed GPL.

....Roy


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