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From Paul Libbrecht <p...@apache.org>
Subject Re: SWF - Format for demos or so?
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2006 09:20:43 GMT
The SWF file is not the source or ? It's more like the class files... 
and no-one puts constraints on the class-fiels producers' license 
So why not try to commit the sources rather ?


Henri Yandell wrote:
> I'm clueless - but it doesn't seem like it would be a big deal.
> Wouldn't it be like having demos in Powerpoint presentations or Word
> documents? Or (more problematically) using Photoshop to generate a GIF
> files.
> There seem to be three places where legal stuff could hurt:
> 1) The author puts it under a license we can't use. Easy enough and I
> presume that it's ASF committers authoring the demo.
> 2) The tool has legalities that apply to the things that are generated
> with it. I've never heard of such things, but it could apply.
> 3) The spec of the SWF has issues (patent?) that could apply. GIF
> being the obvious example. I've never heard of this being the case.
> Hen
> On 10/31/06, Matthias Wessendorf <matzew@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> perhaps some of you have seen the things called "viewlets". That is
>> pretty much all about a (video) demo. Mostly done as a shockwave file.
>> Are these format's "fine" with the Apache dependency rules?
>> I don't know what license is required for that *swf* thing.
>> Anybody knows more here ?
>> Thanks,

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