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From "Sam Ruby (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-81) Is it ok/meaningful to have a dependency licensed as ASL just for Apache Software Foundation, but LGPL for anyone else?
Date Mon, 11 Oct 2010 20:39:33 GMT

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Sam Ruby commented on LEGAL-81:

Thanks for retitling this.

Licensing something under the Apache License, Version 2.0 give the Licensee (in this case,
us) rights to sub-license and distribute the Work.  And it would be our intent to so do --
under the terms of our license, which in turn would give our licensees the right to do likewise.

So the answer to the question posed by this issue is no, it doesn't make sense.

That being said, it appears that the author is willing to work with us.  Perhaps he is willing
to dual license the code to everyone?

> Is it ok/meaningful to have a dependency licensed as ASL just for Apache Software Foundation,
but LGPL for anyone else?
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-81
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-81
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Dan Haywood
> We are in the process of setting up Apache Isis into the incubator (the code prior to
Apache being called the Naked Objects Framework and sister projects).
> I've now realized that one of the modules has a small dependency on code that has an
LGPL license (a small Javascript file) that would be part of the distribution.  Since my understanding
was that LGPL is not ASL 2 compatible, I contacted the developer about whether he might consider
moving to ASL.  His response was to grant permission as follows:
> -begin-
> Yes, I authorize "NO framework and your sister projects accepted  [2] into the Apache
incubator" to use my XMLHttpRequest.js library (available at the http://code.google.com/p/xmlhttprequest/
 and currently licensed under LGPL) with the ASL license.
> [2] http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/IsisProposal. 
> -end-
> So, my question is: is this sufficient for us?
> Many thanks,
> Dan Haywood

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