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From Ate Douma <...@douma.nu>
Subject Re: Fwd: [jira] [Closed] (LEGAL-279) Apache NetBeans optional Java cluster depending on external GPLv2+CPE nb-javac module
Date Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:35:45 GMT
On 2016-11-08 20:34, Ate Douma wrote:
> We've got the green light from Apache Legal on the proposed solution!
>
> Which therefore also resolves https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NETBEANS-1

Sorry, wrong dev@ list :-)
Please ignore.

>
> Regards, Ate
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: [jira] [Closed] (LEGAL-279) Apache NetBeans optional Java cluster
> depending on external GPLv2+CPE nb-javac module
> Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 19:28:58 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Craig L Russell (JIRA) <jira@apache.org>
> Reply-To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
>
>
>      [
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-279?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel
> ]
>
> Craig L Russell closed LEGAL-279.
> ---------------------------------
>     Resolution: Fixed
>       Assignee: Craig L Russell
>
> Seems there is no more discussion needed.
>
> If anyone wants to litigate further, please re-open this JIRA.
>
>> Apache NetBeans optional Java cluster depending on external GPLv2+CPE nb-javac
>> module
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>
>>                 Key: LEGAL-279
>>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-279
>>             Project: Legal Discuss
>>          Issue Type: Question
>>            Reporter: Ate Douma
>>            Assignee: Craig L Russell
>>
>> The Apache NetBeans incubator project is asking for an answer from the Apache
>> Legal Affairs Committee to the following question:
>> {quote}
>>   Is the Apache NetBeans project allowed to develop and release
>>   optional "Java cluster" modules which depends on the external category-X
>> (GPLv2+CPE) licensed nb-javac module?
>> NetBeans users who wants to use these optional "Java cluster" modules will be
>> required to provide for or install the nb-javac module themselves.
>> {quote}
>> The proposed solution and the above question, as well as possible alternative
>> solutions, have been discussed at length \[1] on the project dev@ list, with a
>> latest summary by me at \[2].
>> The nb-javac module is a NetBeans specific fork of the Java JDK Java compiler,
>> and is explicitly excluded by Oracle from the NetBeans code donation to Apache.
>> The NetBeans optional Java cluster modules (for example the Java Editor) have
>> an direct compile and runtime dependency on the nb-javac module (api and
>> implementation).
>> While Java is an important optional module for NetBeans, and many NetBeans
>> users do use/need it for Java development support, it is not part of the
>> NetBeans core.
>> NetBeans also has many users not using or needing the Java support, for
>> example for C/C++, Javascript or PHP development, or when using NetBeans as
>> platform for other products.
>> The proposed solution, requiring end users to install the Category-X nb-javac
>> module themselves, only if they want to use the NetBeans Java cluster modules,
>> assumes that the Java cluster modules may be regarded as "optional" as
>> explained at \[3].
>> \[1]
>> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/16b99577a9b219e87ff1b1bcd22edd2f2faf105f338d025350126d22@%3Cdev.netbeans.apache.org%3E
>>
>> \[2]
>> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/7ebc9ae9d6e5fceced128768f6cf312e837348cc66c3fafde02cd666@%3Cdev.netbeans.apache.org%3E
>>
>> \[3] http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#optional
>
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