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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: Do all third-party dependencies require software grant agreements?
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:15:19 GMT
Adding to Robert's answer; the general recommendation is to depend on a
downloadable artifact from the origin project, and only if that is
impossible should one import the full expanded codebase into SVN..

-- Niclas

On Aug 10, 2009 8:22 PM, "Jason Davies" <jason@jasondavies.com> 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?

Thanks,
--
Jason Davies

www.jasondavies.com


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