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From Stefan Guggisberg <stefan.guggisb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Jackrabbit 1.5 License not free? for Debian/Ubuntu inclusion
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:07:01 GMT
On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Hendy Irawan <hendy@soluvas.com> wrote:
>
> Dear Jackrabbit community,
>
> I was trying to make Maven DAV Wagon (which uses Jackrabbit 1.5) into
> Debian/Ubuntu. The bug report is here:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=573482 and
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/537562
>
> However preliminary discussion gets into license issues because JCR 1.0,
> part of Jackrabbit 1.5, is not free and hence cannot be put into a distro
> such as Debian and Ubuntu. Is this true?

IANAL and certainly not familiar with the Debian and Ubuntu license
terms. here's the relevant JCR 1.0 specification license:
http://www.day.com/maven/jsr170/licenses/day-spec-license.htm

and a related post:
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox//jackrabbit-dev/200706.mbox/%3CE4DE9655-632E-4303-8223-B2A717028117@gbiv.com%3E

cheers
stefan

>
> Ludovic Claude proposes that if the Maven DAV Wagon uses Jackrabbit 2.0 (JCR
> 2.0) it will be okay. Is this truly the case? I thought that Jackrabbit 2.0
> is still JCR 1.0-compliant hence still contains JCR 1.0 code which is
> non-free.
>
> Is there a better solution to solve this licensing problem without patching
> Maven DAV Wagon (which may not be a trivial task)? Thank you.
>
>
> Forwarded conversation
> Subject: Re: Bug#573482: maven2: DAV Wagon not included - Cannot find wagon
> which supports the requested protocol: dav
> ------------------------
>
> From: Torsten Werner <twerner@debian.org>
> Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 3:41 AM
> To: Hendy Irawan <hendy@soluvas.com>, 573482@bugs.debian.org
>
>
> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 8:32 PM, Hendy Irawan <hendy@soluvas.com> wrote:
>> DAV wagon is not included with Debian & Ubuntu's maven2 package although
>> it's included in Maven 2.x/3.x distribution by default.
>
> it needs jackrabbit 1.5 which has a non-free license (AFAIK) and is
> not packaged in Debian.
>
> Cheers,
> Torsten
>
> ----------
> From: Hendy Irawan <hendy@soluvas.com>
> Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 3:46 AM
> To: mail.twerner@googlemail.com
> Cc: 573482@bugs.debian.org
>
>
> Yes it does require Jackrabbit, but it's free (like Maven itself, all Apache
> projects must use Apache-compatible License): Apache License 2.0. See:
> http://jackrabbit.apache.org/
> --
> Hendy Irawan
> www.CariDuitInternet.com
> www.HendyIrawan.com
>
> ----------
> From: Torsten Werner <mail.twerner@googlemail.com>
> Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 4:20 AM
> To: Hendy Irawan <hendy@soluvas.com>
> Cc: 573482@bugs.debian.org
>
>
> No, not really. Jackrabbit 1.x uses JSR 170, with is under a non-free
> license. It is possible to get a fee-free license from Day software.
>
> Torsten
>
> ----------
> From: Ludovic Claude <ludovic.claude54@googlemail.com>
> Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 4:49 AM
> To: Torsten Werner <mail.twerner@googlemail.com>, 573482@bugs.debian.org
> Cc: Hendy Irawan <hendy@soluvas.com>
>
>
>
> JackRabbit 2.x uses the newest JCR 2.0 which is under an Apache 2
> license. If somebody could convince (by providing a patch?) the Wagon
> developers to use this version of Jackrabbit, then we will be able to
> ship Maven with WebDAV support in Debian.
>
> Ludovic
>
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