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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-30) Options for including bridge code to prohibited works
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2008 09:54:45 GMT

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Sebb commented on LEGAL-30:
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In the case of Maven projects, how can the POM refer to the prohibited work?

Must it be "provided" - i.e. the user is responsible for obtaining it, or can it be downloaded
automatically?

> 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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