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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Fineract 0.1.2 (incubating)
Date Wed, 25 May 2016 20:25:11 GMT
LGPL is disallowed as category X:
http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-x

John

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 3:10 PM Michael Vorburger <mike@vorburger.ch> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> This thread appears to mix LGPL (Hibernate) and GPL (nothing used in
> Fineract AFAIK). They are not quite the same of course. It seems like even
> LGPL really is a problem then?
>
> Just thought it would be worth to be precise here.
>
> Regards,
> Michael
>
> On Sun, 22 May 2016, 00:56 Justin Mclean, <justin@classsoftware.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > > Sadly we still have an unwanted dependency bundled and we are using it
> > in the code.
> > > That's why we still have the GPL reference in the LICENSE file.
> >
> > I can’t see that you have any GPL code bundled in the source release, you
> > may depend on something that’s GPL license but that's another issue.
> >
> > Even that may be OK if it’s an optional dependancy, i.e. it only used to
> > run tests and/or most users of the software wouldn’t download it then
> > that’s OK. [1]
> >
> > > We were under the impression that we can 'release' incubation releases
> > with some
> > > issues and clean them out during the polling.
> >
> > That is correct but bundling/depending on GPL licensed software is a bit
> > more serious. One option is to ask on legal@dicuss and get permission to
> > make a one off release with a GPL dependancy.
> >
> > > [1] Given we use some Hibernate annotations we thought it is best to
> > bundle the license
> > > as long as we did not fixed that.
> >
> > You only need to put things in license if the code is bundled, I’m not
> > sure that annotating code would require a mention in license.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Justin
> >
> > 1. http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#optional
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