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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-54) Resolved.html should discuss optional dependencies.
Date Mon, 21 Dec 2009 04:18:18 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-54:
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>From the top of 3party.html:

"This document represented a proposed ASF policy that was very helpful in guiding the foundation
for a number of years. The official version was derived from this draft and associated feedback.
"

What's in 3party.html is not granting anything, it's merely a set of input for the PMC's decisions.
resolved.html records those decisions. We have not made a general decision on LGPL beyond
"you can't use it". We have made exceptions to that upon request. We could do more about linking
those exceptions to allow people to know the kinds of things that might be considered, and
as we see duplicated examples come up then we should consider making their use cases more
abstract.

> Resolved.html should discuss optional dependencies.
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-54
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-54
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Ralph Goers
>
> I recommend something like the following.
> Change the answer to "Which licenses may NOT be included within Apache products?"
> Apache products may not require components under the following licenses. 
> ...
> Q. Can Apache projects use components under prohibited licenses for optional use?
> Apache project must not distribute works under a prohibited licensed or require a work
under a prohibited license
> to perform functions essential to normaloperation. However, projects may use LGPL licensed
works in optional
> features that are not enabled by default. 
> Apache projects may also use components under a prohibited license as part of the project's
build process or on their web site where they meet all the legal obligations of the license.

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