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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@apache.org>
Subject [OT] Re: Handling a license violation
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2007 16:35:24 GMT
Davanum Srinivas wrote:
> Jukka,
> 
> exact details and email draft (of what you want to send to them) to
> legal-internal please.

and how _not_ to handle a license violation ....

http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/229740/bd7701b1407c8498/

 -jean

> thanks,
> dims
> 
> On 4/12/07, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> On 4/12/07, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
>> > On Thursday 12 April 2007 04:05, Jukka Zitting wrote:
>> > > I believe and hope that the issue can be resolved simply by politely
>> > > asking them to honor the conditions of section 4 of the Apache
>> > > License.
>> >
>> > IANAL, but I think this is the most apparent resolve.
>> >
>> > Mind you, if this is an FSF backed project, and it is ALv2, then FSF
>> will have
>> > additional opinion about the use of ALv2 in GPL'd code.
>>
>> It's a private company that makes it's sources available under the
>> GPL. I believe it's a case of using the code first in-house and then
>> deciding to "make it open source" by releasing everything under the
>> GPL without much internal IP clearance.
>>
>> > Also, there are "common sense" concerns relating to "fair use" which
>> shouldn't
>> > trigger licensing requirements. Sun for instance, is Ok with 5-10
>> lines and I
>> > think FSF is recommending 10 lines as the limit of "copy" before
>> licensing
>> > terms kicks in. So, if it is only a really small block, I would not
>> bother.
>>
>> The component in question is about 17.000 lines total. I suspect that
>> they're using Apache code also in other places, but didn't yet do a
>> full review.
>>
>> PS. If someone is interested in the exact details, I can give the
>> pointers in private. I don't want to name the suspects in a public
>> archive as I believe this can be resolved nicely in private.
>>
>> BR,
>>
>> Jukka Zitting
>>
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