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From Dan Haywood <...@haywood-associates.co.uk>
Subject fw: (LEGAL-138) Can the extjs javascript library be used? If so, in what capacity?
Date Tue, 19 Jun 2012 06:26:00 GMT
Thanks for the heads-up on the legal@a.o discussion - I don't subscribe to
that one.

Looks like it's a no, then.  Which is fine.

I'm cc'ing isis-dev; I think what you've said is relevant.


Thx
Dan


On 19 June 2012 07:21, Mark Struberg <struberg@yahoo.de> wrote:

> Hi Dan!
>
> Please also take a look at at legal-discuss@a.o. You got a few off-jira
> replies like the one from Richard, prinicpal lawyer of RedHat.
>
> Sorry to pull you into this legal battlefield, but you need to see it from
> a users perspective. A user expects from an Apache project that it's really
> IP clean with no additional license restrictions. Would be a real problem
> if a user would need to open his own companies internal work just because
> we did something wrong...
>
> At the end the ExtJS guys either dual license it under MIT or ALv2 as well
> - or we move away to using another lib.
>
>
> LieGrue,
> strub
>
>
>
> ----- Forwarded Message -----
> > From: Richard Fontana <rfontana@redhat.com>
> > To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> > Cc:
> > Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 9:11 PM
> > Subject: Re: [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-138) Can the extjs javascript
> library be used?  If so, in what capacity?
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 06:59:43PM +0000, Dan Haywood (JIRA) wrote:
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >>  The ExtJS library itself (the widgets and so forth) are licensed under
> > GPLv3, obviously not compatible with ASLv2.  HOWEVER, the authors of
> ExtJS have
> > provided two exceptions [2], [3], the intention being that derivative
> > applications and development use can be licensed under ASLv2.
> >>
> >>  Are these license exceptions sufficient for Apache?
> >
> > FWIW at Red Hat we determined these license exceptions were so badly
> > drafted (assuming no ill-intent) that they could not or should not be
> > relied upon to be effective. I am not sure if the exceptions have been
> > revised since we last looked at them.
> >
> > The earlier history of ExtJS, which I was led to understand included
> > tacking anti-commercial use restrictions on top of the GPL and some
> > threats against forking projects, ought to be borne in mind.
> >
> > - Richard
> >
> >
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