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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: Code generation resulting in GPL or even commercial licensing
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:14:56 GMT
Nah, I am pretty much of the same opinion, and with ample warning I don't
see a problem. Just wanted to make sure that this hasn't come up and been
ruled out of the question.

Thanks
Niclas

On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 1:59 PM, Chris Mattmann <mattmann@apache.org> wrote:

> I tend to agree with Ted on this particular point.
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> Niclas, if you want something more formal than that, I encourage you to
> file a ticket in
> LEGAL JIRA [1].
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> Thanks,
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> Chris
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> [1] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL
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> From: Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com>
> Reply-To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>
> Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 12:13 AM
> To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>
> Cc: "dev@polygene.apache.org" <dev@polygene.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Code generation resulting in GPL or even commercial licensing
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> Legality aside, I wouldn't see a problem with this if there is a
> warning/report about licensing status of the result of building a project.
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> Regarding legality, I see no difference between your project and a code
> development tool that allows me too add dependencies that have a variety of
> licenses.
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> I speak here as just me, not as a lawyer, not as any Apache authority.
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> On Jun 4, 2017 06:29, "Niclas Hedhman" <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
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> Hi,
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> I am working on a code generator, which will ask a bunch of questions, and
> then generate a project for the user that can be built further upon.
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> Each option the user has, will bring in dependencies, such as a
> persistence store, out of a selection of many.
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> At the moment, we are restricting this generation to Apache License
> compatible project outputs, but is there any policy or other restriction
> that this couldn't generate a project that (if resdistributed) is under
> GPL, or for that matter generate a project that requires the user to go get
> a license (say Oracle SQL Server license) elsewhere?
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> IF this is OK, and we decide to move ahead with it, then I would also
> generate a report detailing the licensing requirements of such project, or
> that some piece of software needs to be purchased.
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> Polygene is a library to build applications with, not totally unlike
> Spring Framework. And this code generation is an helper mechanism to get
> people up and running quickly with their projects, and not required (it is
> even a new feature, not yet released).
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> Thanks
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> --
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> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> http://polygene.apache.org - New Energy for Java
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Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
http://polygene.apache.org - New Energy for Java

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