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Subject [Legal Wiki] Update of "3party" by SamRuby
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:42:08 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].  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.
  
- 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.
+ Therefore, each PMC in [:3party/roles: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.
  

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