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From Ralph Goers <Ralph.Go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: [Legal Wiki] Update of "3party" by SamRuby
Date Sat, 01 Mar 2008 04:06:40 GMT
Also, is there any reason not to add 
http://people.apache.org/~rubys/3party.html to the wiki?

Ralph Goers wrote:
> Can we add something specifically about the LGPL and/or Hibernate. 
> This seems to come up as the most frequently asked question.
>
> Apache Wiki wrote:
>> Dear Wiki user,
>>
>> You have subscribed to a wiki page or wiki category on "Legal Wiki" 
>> for change notification.
>>
>> The following page has been changed by SamRuby:
>> http://wiki.apache.org/legal/3party
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
>>
>>   || <!> ||<:80% #FFFF00> '''''Draft''''' || <!> ||
>>   - 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.
>> + + 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.
>>   + || <!> ||<:80% #FFFF00> '''''Draft''''' || <!> ||
>> +
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