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From Samuel Kevin <lovesumm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: about the legalization of script like ltmain.sh
Date Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:04:05 GMT
Hi, Sam:

2009/9/25 Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 9:03 AM, Samuel Kevin <lovesummerf@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi, Sam:
> >      Here's my understanding of your explaination. I just write down here
> in
> > case if i misunderstand something.
> >
> > scripts generated by autotools with FSF declaration could be committed to
> > SVN repos ;
>
> Agreed.
>
> Good.thanks.

> > scripts like ltmain.sh under GPL license could also be permitted to
> upload
> > to SVN repos ;
>
> Minor correction: ltmain.sh can be distributed under the Apache
> License, and it is important that we follow the instructions contained
> in the file that enable us to do so.  In cases where those
> instructions do not apply or are not followed, it is not OK to include
> ltmain.sh in an ASF distribution.
>
> i am now coufused about  that. If ltmain.sh can't show up in ASF
distribution, why can i see it in httpd archive?

> > this is a question. Do we need to add ASL license declaration at the
> > beginning of those scripts or makefiles?
>
> I would not recommend modifying those files.
>
i would not do that.

>
> > thanks very much!!!
> > regards,
> > Kevin
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
> > 2009/9/25 Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Rainer Jung <rjung@apache.org> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > The header of ltmain.sh contains first a reference to GPL v2, then it
> >> > says:
> >> >
> >> > # As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
> >> > # distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
> >> > # configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
> >> > # the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that
> program.
> >> >
> >> > (at least this is true for version 1.5.22 and 1.5.26 of libtool)
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >> For distributions that legally meet that condition, the question
> >> reduces to: is it the policy of the ASF to permit this source to under
> >> the terms of the Apache License, Version 2?  The answer to that
> >> question is clearly yes.
> >>
> >> Recapping: distribution of configuration scripts generated by Autoconf
> >> under the terms of the FSF autoconf license is permissible.  Including
> >> ltmain.sh in such distribution under the terms of the Apache License,
> >> Version 2 is also permissible.
> >>
> >> - Sam Ruby
> >>
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> >
> >
> > --
> > Bowen Ma a.k.a Samuel Kevin @ Bluesky Dev Team    XJTU
> > Shaanxi Province Key Lab. of Satellite and Terrestrial Network Tech
> > http://incubator.apache.org/bluesky/
> >
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Bowen Ma a.k.a Samuel Kevin @ Bluesky Dev Team    XJTU
Shaanxi Province Key Lab. of Satellite and Terrestrial Network Tech
http://incubator.apache.org/bluesky/

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