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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [libcloud] Cloud storage providers/drivers
Date Wed, 05 Jan 2011 23:53:47 GMT
BSD is fine. There may be other reasons to not include the code,
but the license isn't one of them.

Why would you think otherwise?




----- Original Message ----
> From: Grig Gheorghiu <grig.gheorghiu@gmail.com>
> To: libcloud@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Wed, January 5, 2011 6:51:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [libcloud] Cloud storage providers/drivers
> 
> Hello everybody, and Happy New Year.
> 
> I asked the question on the AWS  forum if the AWS S3 sample code can be
> re-licensed with an Apache license.  Here's the reply I got:
> 
> "Ultimately this is up to the project into whom  you are incorporating
> the code and their legal advice, however it’s very  common in the
> industry for Apache licensed projects to incorporate BSD  licensed
> works. For example many of the Apache Software Foundation’s  projects
> do this."
> 
> So I'm still not sure if the BSD-licensed AWS S3  code would be
> acceptable for inclusion in libcloud or not. If anybody on this  list
> has any guidance, please let me know.
> 
> Grig
> 
> On Tue, Nov 16,  2010 at 12:55 PM, Jed Smith <jed@jedsmith.org> wrote:
> > On Mon,  Nov 15, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Eric Woods <woodstae@gmail.com>  wrote:
> >
> >> Unfortunately I can't answer since it's a legal  matter.  Do you have legal
> >> counsel available to determine the  licensing compatibility?  Paul, Jerry 
>are
> >> you familiar with these  licensing issues or how to proceed?
> >>
> >
> > It is my  understanding - and I might be wrong - that as part of working 
with
> > the  ASF (maybe it's an incubator restriction), all files checked in must be
> >  licensed under the Apache License.
> >
> > --
> > Jed Smith
> > jed@jedsmith.org
> >
> 


      

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