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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: OK to distribute some GPL licensed build tools?
Date Mon, 11 Jan 2016 01:10:29 GMT
I'm wondering if this should be over at legal discuss
On Jan 10, 2016 19:40, "Roman Shaposhnik" <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 2:25 PM, Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
> wrote:
> > 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]
>
> This is very serendipitous, since I was about to send a very similar
> question
> asking whether it would be kosher for HAWQ to ship the following folder:
>     https://github.com/apache/incubator-hawq/tree/master/config
>
> To make this story even more interesting: this folder has bee lifter pretty
> much verbatim from PostgreSQL release tarball. I guess it means that
> PostgreSQL community feels it is kosher to have it in an otherwise
> PostgreSQL licensed release.
>
> Thanks,
> Roman.
>
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