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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-52) UnRAR license
Date Wed, 07 Oct 2009 05:28:31 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-52:
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Niclas - fair point.

+1 to category B.

> UnRAR license
> -------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-52
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-52
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Jukka Zitting
>
> Apache Tika would like to use the java-unrar library [1] to process RAR archives (see
TIKA-241). Even though the library was at first partially under LGPL, the author of the library
has provided us with a version that is entirely licensed under the UnRAR license copied below.
I'm not sure how to interpret the limitation against developing a compression tool based on
this source code. How should we deal with this?
> [1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/java-unrar/
> ----
>  ******    *****   ******   UnRAR - free utility for RAR archives
>  **   **  **   **  **   **  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>  ******   *******  ******    License for use and distribution of
>  **   **  **   **  **   **   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>  **   **  **   **  **   **         FREE portable version
>                                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>       The source code of UnRAR utility is freeware. This means:
>    1. All copyrights to RAR and the utility UnRAR are exclusively
>       owned by the author - Alexander Roshal.
>    2. The UnRAR sources may be used in any software to handle RAR
>       archives without limitations free of charge, but cannot be used
>       to re-create the RAR compression algorithm, which is proprietary.
>       Distribution of modified UnRAR sources in separate form or as a
>       part of other software is permitted, provided that it is clearly
>       stated in the documentation and source comments that the code may
>       not be used to develop a RAR (WinRAR) compatible archiver.
>    3. The UnRAR utility may be freely distributed. It is allowed
>       to distribute UnRAR inside of other software packages.
>    4. THE RAR ARCHIVER AND THE UnRAR UTILITY ARE DISTRIBUTED "AS IS".
>       NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.  YOU USE AT 
>       YOUR OWN RISK. THE AUTHOR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DATA LOSS, 
>       DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF LOSS WHILE USING
>       OR MISUSING THIS SOFTWARE.
>    5. Installing and using the UnRAR utility signifies acceptance of
>       these terms and conditions of the license.
>    6. If you don't agree with terms of the license you must remove
>       UnRAR files from your storage devices and cease to use the
>       utility.
>       Thank you for your interest in RAR and UnRAR.
>                                             Alexander L. Roshal

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