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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google Services License
Date Wed, 04 Jun 2008 17:14:29 GMT
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IANAL, i agree with Craig. Seems like the TOS (http://code.google.com/tos.html) is applicable
when you actually try to
use the service, not the code itself.

thanks,
dims

Craig L Russell wrote:
|
| On Jun 4, 2008, at 12:06 AM, Luciano Resende wrote:
|
|> We are having a discussion about usage of GData Java Client API that
|> is under Apache License 2.0, but then also have some additional  pile
|> of legal stuff which applies to any *use* of the code.
|
| The way I understand this is that the API code itself is licensed via
| ASLv2, which means anyone is free to modify, build, distribute,
| relicense, etc. and even change the API code to access any other
| services that they might want to.
|
| Once you use the API code to access some services, then you're outside
| the scope of the license for the API code and need to look at the
| license for the services you're accessing.
|
| Specific to the usage in Tuscany, I don't see an issue with either using
| the code as a binary dependency or changing it to suit your requirements
| (forking) although I expect that Google would probably appreciate
| feedback on any changes you might propose.
|
| Craig
|
|> The discussion
|> thread is at [1].
|>
|> Can we get some advice on this subject.
|>
|> Thanks
|>
|> [1] http://www.mail-archive.com/tuscany-dev%40ws.apache.org/msg32169.html
|>
|> --
|> Luciano Resende
|> Apache Tuscany Committer
|> http://people.apache.org/~lresende
|> http://lresende.blogspot.com/
|>
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| Craig Russell
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