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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Platforms + Legal policy
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2008 09:40:39 GMT
On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 1:07 AM, Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 7:53 AM, Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org> wrote:
>> Now we've knocked a few use cases back, I think we're looking pretty
>> good to add something like the following to our evolving policy in
>> resolved.html:
>>
>> "Qn: Does it matter what platform an Apache product is created to work with?"
>> "Ans: It does not matter, unless the terms for that platform affect
>> the Apache product's licensing. For example, creating a product that
>> runs on Windows or Java or is a JBoss or JIRA plugin is all fine. "
>
> Improving based on thread and thoughts:
>
> "Qn: Does it matter what platform an Apache product is created to work with?"
>
> "Ans: It does not matter, unless the terms for that platform affect
> the Apache product's licensing. For example, creating a product that
> runs on Windows or Java, is a web service such as Google Services or
> Yahoo Search, or is a
> plugin for a product such as JBoss or JIRA is all fine, whereas
> creating a Linux kernel module is not fine because the Apache product
> itself would
> have to be licensed under something other than the Apache License, version 2.0.
>
> Note that this does not mean the platform code itself can be
> redistributed. That of course will
> depend on the licensing of said code. Also, if you have any doubts as
> to whether the licensing
> of the platform would affect the Apache code, we recommend that you
> check the legal-discuss@
> archives to see if it has come up before, and if not email
> legal-discuss@ to find out. "
>
>
> Getting longer, but I think that covers what's come up, including I
> think Sam's suggestion for another question, and ends with the call to
> action to encourage people to bring any issues they have to the list.
>
> Thoughts + peanuts again?

+1

- Sam Ruby

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