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From "Niall Pemberton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-66) CERN license category?
Date Sun, 06 Dec 2009 22:13:18 GMT

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Niall Pemberton commented on LEGAL-66:

Theres a discussion about bringing in the Colt code to commons that is under that license

    * http://markmail.org/message/ut5ftprsaiq4a7ak

As that thread indicates, Hadoop has already forked the code, brining it into their repository:
    * https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAHOUT-165
    * http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=883365

Obviously the initial question about whether the license is acceptable needs to be addressed
first. Assuming that its OK though, this is different from the normal "can we ship a libaray
under this license with our code?" question, since the intention is to fork. How does that
work if the code has just been taken, rather than donated to the ASF through a software grant
by the copyright holder(s)?

> CERN license category?
> ----------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-66
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-66
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Benson Margulies
> If OK, do we also add an ASL notice?
> // Copyright (c) 1999 CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research.
> // Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell this software and
> // its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee,
> // provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
> // both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
> // supporting documentation. CERN makes no representations about the
> // suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is"
> // without expressed or implied warranty.

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