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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License for RandomGUID
Date Tue, 21 Jul 2009 13:12:21 GMT
2009/7/21 Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org>:
> During IP clearance Scott Wilson discovered a file with a questionable
> licence. Below is a mail exchange with the author that indicates he is
> happy for us to use this code.
>
> I'm confirming that this is sufficient with legal discuss, assume
> everything is OK unless I respond to this thread.
>

Further to this I now have a mail indicating that Marc will update the
site indicating the Apache Licence is his preferred choice. So we are
certainly in the clear.

Ross

> Ross
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org>
> Date: 2009/7/21
> Subject: Re: License for RandomGUID
> To: marc.mnich@gmail.com
> Cc: wookie-dev@apache.org, private@roller.apache.org
>
>
> 2009/7/21 Marc Mnich <marc.mnich@gmail.com>:
>> You may use this code for any purpose without having to make your code open.
>>  I do not believe in GPL for this reason and intended to release this under
>> LGPL.
>
> LGPL would render it incompatible with the Apache Licence. If you are
> happy with people reusing your code in any environment (including
> closed) then a permissive licence such as the BSD or the Apache
> Licence is your best choice.
>
>> As long as recognition is given somewhere, you are free in include in
>> your application without any other conditions.
>
> You can be assured of that.
>
>> I hope this helps and I am honored to be included in code for The Apache
>> Software Foundation which I have used for many purposes for many years.
>> Let me know if you need more clarification.
>
> I think that this email will be sufficient, I will confirm this with
> the Apache legal-discuss list for archiving and will let you know if
> we need anything more. It would be really helpful to others wanting to
> reuse your code if you could place a note on your website and in the
> code about the intended licence. If you are happy using the Apache
> Licence you can find details of how to do so at
> http://www.apache.org/dev/apply-license.html
>
> For your information the code is being used in Apache Wookie
> (Incubating) and Apache Roller. Thank you for your important
> contribution to these projects.
>
> Ross
>
>> Marc Mnich
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 6:32 PM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Marc,
>>>
>>> I am working with a codebase that is entering The Apache Software
>>> Foundation. During our IP clearance for this code base we found that
>>> it includes your RandomGUID code from [1]. Unfortunately the licence
>>> for this code is not clear from your website.
>>>
>>> I wonder if you could indicate your intent with respect to licensing
>>> of this code. Your site indicates the license for your other code is
>>> GPL, but I cannot find a similarly clear statement about RandomGUID.
>>>
>>> If your intention is to licence this code with the GPL this would
>>> render it incompatible with the Apache License and we would be unable
>>> to use it. Can you please let me know what licence your code is
>>> available under.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> Ross
>>>
>>> [1] http://www.javaexchange.com/aboutRandomGUID.html
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ross Gardler
>>>
>>> OSS Watch - supporting open source in education and research
>>> http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Ross Gardler
>
> OSS Watch - supporting open source in education and research
> http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk
>
>
>
> --
> Ross Gardler
>
> OSS Watch - supporting open source in education and research
> http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk
>



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Ross Gardler

OSS Watch - supporting open source in education and research
http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk

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