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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Configure and category B
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:00:27 GMT
On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Pedro Giffuni <> wrote:
> Hi Andre;
> Concerning beanshell, I asked the copyright owner last
> week and I got this answer:
> "Sorry we have taken so long. I hope to get to this the
> weekend after next. In the meantime please consider the
> codebase to be available under the Apache license."
> Don't know how this affects your plans ;).

This is a good start, and thanks, Pedro, for reaching out to them.
But we'll need more than a private email to make this suitable for
inclusion in default source releases.

For example:

A) A new public release of beanshell where they indicate it is
available under the Apache license.  (I think that would be our


B) An SGA granting the code to Apache under ALv2 (not ideal, since we
don't want to fork or separately maintain beanshell)

Until then, I think we need to continue treating beanshell as category-b.


> cheers,
> Pedro.
> --- Mer 14/12/11, Andre Fischer <> ha scritto:
>> Hi all,
>> here is an update.
>> The following libraries have category B license, the
>> modules in which they are used in parentheses:
>>     seamonkey (moz)
>>     nss (nss)
>>     hunspell (hunspell)
>>     hyphen (hyphen)
>>     saxon (saxon)
>>     rhino (rhino)
>>     beanshell (beanshell)
>>     silgraphite (graphite)
>> I have added (locally, not yet checked in) a flag (working
>> title still is --{enable|disable}-category-b).
>> When specified as --disable-category-b then all libraries
>> are disabled.  Switches for individual libraries
>> override this.
>> When specified as --enable-category-b then all libraries
>> except seamonkey and nss are enabled.  Again, switches
>> for individual libraries override this.
>> Seamonkey and nss are not enabled by this switch because of
>> the large and complex set of switches available for these
>> libraries.  There is no simple on/off switch.
>> More information is needed by configure to prepare building
>> them.
>> I am planning on testing this a bit more (especially to
>> make builds on Linux and Mac; I am working mainly on
>> Windows), decide on a name (suggestions still welcome), and
>> check in my changes on Thursday or Friday (depending on how
>> well testing goes).
>> Best regards,
>> Andre

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