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From Ceki Gülcü <c...@qos.ch>
Subject Re: Violation of ASF license, how to resolve?
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2004 15:22:07 GMT

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?
>
>--
>   Bertrand Delacretaz
>   independent consultant, Lausanne, Switzerland
>   http://cvs.apache.org/~bdelacretaz/

-- 
Ceki Gülcü

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