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From "Luciano Resende" <>
Subject Re: [Pinpoint]: LGPL + new non-ASF committer question
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2008 05:03:25 GMT
Responding to your first question, as others are handling the license one.

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 6:23 PM, Paul Smith <> wrote:
> I'll start with hopefully the easier of the two questions first.  I
>  make no secret that I suck at Web-based UI's.  I do however have
>  friends who are excellent at it, but they are non-Apache committers
>  and do not obviously have write access to the repository, but I
>  _would_ like them to.  What could be done here?  Obviously there's a
>  Contributers License agreement involved, and that should be easy
>  enough, but apart from that.. ?

Are they already ASF committers ? From looking at Apache Labs bylaws
[1], the Labs PMC will not ask for commit access for people that are
not already ASF committers.


>  Secondly, in discussion with said UI_experienced_guy, he is
>  recommending using ExtJS:
>  which I must say is _schmick_ stuff, and he's already mocked up an
>  awesome UI for Pinpoint that I'm drooling over using it.  ExtJs is....
>  tadaaaa.. LPGL, so initially I groaned with licensing pain.
>  I know there has been looooooooong discussions within the ASF on LGPL,
>  and I swear I recently heard something that said it was ok to have an
>  Apache project 'import' an external library licensed under that.  I
>  even tried googling over the apache site to find some words from
>  Cliff, but alas I'm either dreaming, or misinformed.  Anyone know the
>  latest ? (I'll just send a note to legal-discuss otherwise, but
>  thought I'd combine a note).
>  cheers,
>  Paul Smith

Luciano Resende
Apache Tuscany Committer

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