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From Kai Sommerfeld <>
Subject Re: External dependencies (was Re: [discuss] remove of binfilter module)
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2011 08:56:21 GMT

On 17.06.11 00:35, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 10:45, Rob Weir<>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM, Greg Stein<>  wrote:
>> ...
>>> The repository can contain code that is licensed with a permissive
>>> license (ALv2, MIT, BSD). Of course, we try to have only "our" code,
>>> but over in httpd is a copy of PCRE, and APR has a copy of Expat.
>>> Stuff that is not "our" code must be listed in the NOTICE file.
>>> We cannot have any code in the repository that has a reciprocal license.
>> Could you clarify one thing for me, please?
>> I thought we could take the Oracle code as-is, and check it in, verify
>> that it is complete and builds, but that we would then be required to
>> resolve the license issues before could have a release or graduate.
>> Is that incorrect?  Are we required to resolve these issues before we
>> even accept the SGA'ed code?  It makes it difficult to collaborate on
>> resolving these issues if we cannot get the initial code into SVN.
> Code in our repository must fall under one of several terms:
> 1) we have a Software Grant for it
> 2) a committer represents they can commit it under their ICLA
> 3) the code has a permissive license (as I detailed above)
> Because there is code in the OO.o repository that does not fall under
> one of the above terms, we cannot import it into the ASF repository.
> Now, I should amend my earlier statement. While in the Incubator, term
> (3) is relaxed. We cannot make a release with inappropriate licenses,
> and we certainly can't graduate with code in there that has
> inappropriate licenses. But as long as that stuff is worked out
> *within* the Incubator, then we're good. Post-graduation, all three
> terms will apply in strength.
  This sounds really good, as it allows us to work on getting a working 
build in parallel to sorting out the license issues (and other things). :-)


> Hope that helps!
> Cheers,
> -g

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