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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Ruby license and Ruby packaging
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2007 14:00:11 GMT
On 10/8/07, J Aaron Farr <farra@apache.org> wrote:
>
> Bringing this thread back from the dead...
>
> "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net> writes:
>
> > On 8/31/07, Erik Abele <erik@codefaktor.de> wrote:
> >>
> >> No, it doesn't matter, we can still license our own work as we see
> >> fit, but see below.
> >
> > Actually, I believe that's the crucial bit here.  If it weren't for
> > the fact that .gem files are exploded upon installation this
> > discussion would be very straightforward.
> >
> > I believe that the license in question will fit into "Category B", the
> > only question remaining would be how we can document and package our
> > downloads in ways that "minimize the chance that a user of an Apache
> > product will create a derivative work of a reciprocally-licensed
> > portion of an Apache product without being aware of the applicable
> > requirements."
> >
> > I have to believe that this is possible.  To believe otherwise would
> > essentially lock much of the development of Ruby code out of the ASF,
> > which would be rather unfortunate.
>
> Do we have any definitive word about the Ruby License here in Apache?
> It does seem to fit into Category B, however, we'd have to make it
> clear that we're distributing it under the optional conditions.

Hearing no objections, I'll explicitly add it to the Category B list
in 72 hours.

> (Grumbles about why can't people just stick to existing licenses
> instead of making up new ones...)
>
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