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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Category-B tarballs in SVN (was Re: External libraries)
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:05:30 GMT
On 12 January 2012 23:50, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Ross Gardler
> <> wrote:
>> On 12 January 2012 19:28, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> ...
>>> You were looking for an opinion for Apache Legal.  Robert is a member
>>> of Apache Legal Affairs, not Ross.
>> This is not correct. Neither of us is a member of the committee. We
>> are both on the legal lists (I'm not sure if Robert is on the internal
>> one, but he is certainly on the discuss list where this kind of thing
>> would be).
>> As I stated in that thread I believve Robert is mistaken, but since I
>> am not a part of the legal affairs committee, only an observer, I
>> cannot be certain.
> If you can point to any policy statement to back your belief, I'd love
> to have a link, for the record.  Or, a even a cogent argument for why
> this should not be allowed, given the stated goals of the license
> policies.

See the reply I just posted pointing to a conversation you instigated
on this very issue on legal-discuss. That thread is certainly not a
"no", but it is certainly not a "yes" either. The conversation needs


Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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