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From Nigel Magnay <nigel.mag...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [REDUX] Java Service Wrappers (JSW) unfortunate license change
Date Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:23:27 GMT
There is a fork under the old license here:

https://bitbucket.org/ivertex/java-service-wrapper/overview


On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com>wrote:

> There's no such thing as a 'retroactive license change', though
> perhaps the Tanuki-person has managed a sufficient approximation. Is
> there?
>
> Once upon a time, he/they released some version of JSW under a
> friendly licence, and it pushed to central. The grant of that license
> to that version is effectively irrevocable. Subsequent versions may
> have different licenses, and the author might have removed the old
> version -- though if it was really licensed with a permissive license
> some other person could put it back.
>
>
> On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM, Mark Struberg <struberg@yahoo.de> wrote:
> > just an idea: what about extending the maven-release-plugin to ask for a
> license  if the pom doesn't contain a <license> section?
> >
> > LieGrue,
> > strub
> >
> > --- On Sun, 6/12/11, Robert Burrell Donkin <
> robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> From: Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com>
> >> Subject: [REDUX] Java Service Wrappers (JSW) unfortunate license change
> >> To: "Maven Developers List" <dev@maven.apache.org>
> >> Date: Sunday, June 12, 2011, 3:26 PM
> >> (This is continuation of a thread
> >> from 2008[1]. It's now impacting the
> >> release of Apache James 3. If the topic is too far OT
> >> please shout ;-)
> >>
> >>
> >> The JSW artifacts in Maven Central [2] now seem to lack a
> >> public
> >> license (in other words, a unilateral license allowing the
> >> public to
> >> distribute and download the artifact)
> >>
> >> AFACT (please jump in if there's anything I've missed or
> >> misunderstood) to fix this particular problem the community
> >> needs to
> >> * Remove JSW runtime dependency from appassembler
> >> * Remove the artifact from maven central
> >> * Fork the source and release replacement artifacts with
> >> clean IP
> >> * Cut a new appassembler release
> >>
> >> My computer time is limited ATM so if any help would be
> >> really appreciated...
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> In this brave new world of retroactive license changes,
> >> this is a good
> >> example of an important problem. The licenses issued by the
> >> original
> >> authority for an artifact may change over time, and the
> >> license which
> >> a downstream consumer of that artifact may rely upon may no
> >> longer be
> >> issued by the upstream authority for that artifact. This
> >> allows
> >> bait-and-switch tactics by upstream producers. To avoid
> >> potential
> >> issues in the future for downstream users and those
> >> operating Maven
> >> central, I think the Maven community needs to start
> >> thinking about
> >> this problem now.
> >>
> >>
> >> More specifically, reliable write-license meta-data in the
> >> repository
> >> could be used to verify at release time that the
> >> dependencies have
> >> licenses that satisfy some sort of policy. This is the sort
> >> of fits
> >> with Rat  but Rat has stalled in the Incubator since
> >> there's no
> >> obvious way home after graduation. My recovery continues
> >> but my
> >> computer time is still limited. Suggestions, opinions,
> >> ideas and
> >> offers for help welcomed.
> >>
> >> (Out of time)
> >>
> >> Robert
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.mail-archive.com/dev@maven.apache.org/msg74005.html
> >> [2]
> http://search.maven.org/#search|gav|1|g%3A%22tanukisoft%22%20AND%20a%3A%22wrapper-delta-pack%22
> >>
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