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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-58) Can Apache projects distribute build files that are LGPL?
Date Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:21:18 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-58:


How would you like to document this Sam?

> Can Apache projects distribute build files that are LGPL?
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-58
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-58
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Joe Schaefer
> The Thrift project in the incubator has a few LGPL build files they'd like to distribute
> in their upcoming release:
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/thrift/trunk/lib/rb/setup.rb
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/thrift/trunk/lib/ocaml/OCamlMakefile (trust
me it's LGPL).
> Any reason why they can't do it?  I don't see how this would harm any
> of our downstream users (closed source distributors don't need to distribute
> the build files, just the artifacts they create, which aren't touched by LGPL
> by any rational legal theory).

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