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From Robert Burrell Donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-58) Can Apache projects distribute build files that are LGPL?
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 18:06:47 GMT
Sam Ruby wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Joe Schaefer (JIRA) <jira@apache.org> wrote:
>>    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-58?page=m.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId781020#action_12781020
]
>>
>> Joe Schaefer commented on LEGAL-58:
>> -----------------------------------
>>
>> Ping.  If it isn't possible to grant a specific exception to the LGPL
>> policy for this use-case, perhaps we can do something more limited
>> like make the LGPL code go away as a precondition for graduation
>> instead of a first release?
> 
> I'm OK with this....
> 
> Recapping my understanding: All or part of Thrift is written in the
> OCaml language, and there are parts of the OCaml distribution which
> are licensed under the LGPL which are intended to be modified and/or
> distributed with OCaml sources, but are only used at build time.
> 
> If so, I'm comfortable treating this as a language/platform
> dependency, i.e., those who are OK with OCaml would not have a problem
> with this.

+1

- robert


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