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From Jeremias Maerki <dev.jerem...@greenmail.ch>
Subject Re: Violation of ASF license, how to resolve?
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2004 15:33:32 GMT
Damn, we've got different software here in the Canton of Lucerne. ;-)

On 24.02.2004 16:22:07 Ceki Gülcü wrote:
> Living in Lausanne in the Canton of Vaud, I demand to be exempted from 
> paying taxes until they fix the problem. That is the least they could do. :-)
> At 03:21 PM 2/24/2004 +0100, you wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I found out that my county is publicly distributing tax software which 
> >includes ASF software (FOP, xalan, xerces, logj4) but without including 
> >the required license. See http://www.vaudtax.vd.ch/ (but it's all in 
> >french obviously). As it's tax time around here, they already have 
> >distributed many copies.
> >
> >I have contacted them informally about it and promptly got a call from the 
> >company who developed the software, the person with whom I talked says 
> >they recognize the problem and are willing to include the license in new 
> >releases of their software (notice in the about box + license.txt along 
> >the installed jar files).
> >
> >I cannot speak for the ASF on legal matters, but personally I don't think 
> >legal action is appropriate as they have immediately reacted in the right 
> >way, so in my view a "fair compensation" in terms of fixing the problem + 
> >public notices would be ok.
> >
> >In addition to fixing the problem in a new release of their software, my 
> >suggestion would be for them to include a visible notice on the main web 
> >page where the software is found, with a link to a page that explains the 
> >situation (and apologies to the ASF?).
> >
> >WDYT?

Jeremias Maerki

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