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From Robert Burrell Donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Do all third-party dependencies require software grant agreements?
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2009 12:46:21 GMT
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Jason Davies wrote:
> Hi again,
> 
> The first time I read
> http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/index.html I got the impression
> that a SGA is required before *any* third-party libraries can be
> imported into SVN.  However, if the library is simply a dependency and
> is copied without changes simply to allow bundling, is a SGA really
> required?
> 
> For example, I have just realised that we also bundle the jQuery
> JavaScript library, which is released under the BSD (modified) license. 
> Do we need to ask the author to sign a SGA too?  And what if we cannot
> contact the author of such a library, does that mean we cannot import it
> into SVN even if it was released under an ASL-compatible license?

IP clearance is for code bases which are being imported into apache for
future development. it's not required for unmodified third party library
dependencies. if you do distribution third party libraries, you do need
to follow http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html.

- - robert
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