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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (LEGAL-30) Options for including bridge code to prohibited works
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2008 14:43:46 GMT
Options for including bridge code to prohibited works

                 Key: LEGAL-30
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-30
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Sebb

The 3rd party policy says:

"YOU MAY include code within the Apache product necessary to achieve compatibility with a
prohibited work through the use of API calls, "bridge code", or protocols, provided that the
compatibility code was contributed under a CLA."

In the case of Java code, the easiest way to build bridge code is to include a copy of the
prohibited work in the classpath when compiling the code.
This means that the prohibited work is a requirement for building the Apache product, and
would need to be provided somehow by the builder.

Is the build process allowed to unconditionally depend on a prohibited work?

If the build process can be modified to conditionally build the bridge code when the prohibited
work is present, is that OK?

Or must the bridge code be buildable without the presence of the prohibited work?
[e.g. in Java this can be done with reflection]

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