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From Brian Fox <bri...@infinity.nu>
Subject Re: [REDUX] Java Service Wrappers (JSW) unfortunate license change
Date Sun, 12 Jun 2011 15:55:33 GMT
The old versions are LGPL

On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 11:40 AM, 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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