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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Legal Wiki] Update of "3party" by SamRuby
Date Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:05:42 GMT
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The following page has been changed by SamRuby:
http://wiki.apache.org/legal/3party

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- Determining whether any given third party licensed work is compatible with the Apache License
is not something that can unfailingly be determined algorithmically.  Often the decision depends
on the [:3party/context:context or the way the dependency is used].  Therefore, each PMC in
conjunction with the [http://www.apache.org/legal/ ASF Legal Affairs Committee] is entrusted
with the responsibility to make the decision as to whether or not a given dependency is acceptable.
 Additionally, each PMC is expected to inform the board via [http://www.apache.org/dev/pmc.html#chair
quarterly board reports] whenever there is a significant change in dependencies.
+ Determining whether any given third party licensed work is compatible with the Apache License
is not something that can unfailingly be determined algorithmically.  Often the decision depends
on the [:3party/context:context or the way the dependency is used].  The PMC is in the best
position to make that determination.  Many times these issues are complex, or have been dealt
with before in somewhat related contexts.
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+ Therefore, each PMC in conjunction with the [http://www.apache.org/legal/ ASF Legal Affairs
Committee] is entrusted with the responsibility to make the decision as to whether or not
a given dependency is acceptable.  Additionally, each PMC is expected to inform the board
via [http://www.apache.org/dev/pmc.html#chair quarterly board reports] whenever there is a
significant change in dependencies.  This enables the board to provide a check and a balance
when needed to ensure that principles are applied consistently across the foundation.
+ 
+ This wiki contains summaries of, and links to, examples of how various PMCs are dealing
with third-party licensing issues.
  
  = Principles =
   * All code developed at the ASF is [:3party/substantially:substantially licensed] under
the [http://apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Apache License, Version 2.0]
   * Users of Apache products must be provided with all licensing terms applicable to any
part of the product and must be given [:3party/notice:prominent notice] when any of those
terms include restrictions significantly different from the Apache License.
  
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