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From Ross Gardler <Ross.Gard...@microsoft.com>
Subject RE: OK to distribute some GPL licensed build tools?
Date Mon, 11 Jan 2016 01:09:13 GMT
Who says its OK? Unless approved by VP Legal it's not OK. If there has been a documented decision
to allow this then the legal policy docs need updating before we start updating any Incubator
docs

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From: Justin Mclean<mailto:justin@classsoftware.com>
Sent: β€Ž1/β€Ž10/β€Ž2016 2:26 PM
To: general@incubator.apache.org<mailto:general@incubator.apache.org>
Subject: OK to distribute some GPL licensed build tools?

Hi,

Changing subject so not to pollute the Singa VOTE thread.

So it seem the GPL with this special exception are OK to distribute. [3][4]

Looks like our documentation may need to be updated/clarified in a couple of places.

For instance:
- The "GNU Free For All” license is not listed as a Category A license [1]
- Special exceptions to the GPL are not allowed [2]. Except for this special exception that
is!
- When distributing GPL software with this exception do we need to mention so in LICENSE?
Do we also need to distribute GPL text in COPYING as indicated in the header text?
- Should the text under the built tools question mention GPL with this special exception as
OK? [3]

Thanks,
Justin

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