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From "Stefano Bagnara (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-86) Artistic License / CPAN dependencies
Date Tue, 09 Nov 2010 22:58:23 GMT

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Stefano Bagnara commented on LEGAL-86:
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I don't know the answers, but we talked about the same license in LEGAL-64.

> Artistic License / CPAN dependencies
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-86
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-86
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Marvin Humphrey
>
> The Apache Lucy Incubator podling is working to pare down its list of
> dependencies, but there are two CPAN distributions which we would like to 
> put off replacing for the time being (Parse::RecDescent and JSON::XS).
> These two distributions are both licensed, as is common for CPAN modules,
> under the "same terms as Perl itself".  Perl's licensing is here:
>     [http://dev.perl.org/licenses/]
> We do not wish to bundle these CPAN distributions with Lucy, but instead
> specify them as prerequisites.  We assert that our usage of the modules in
> question falls under the terms of the Artistic License and *not* the GPL.
> Lucy interfaces with these modules in three places:
>     * At build time (Parse::RecDescent).
>     * Within Lucy itself at runtime (JSON::XS).
>     * Within sample/cookbook code (Parse::RecDescent).
> We have two questions:
>     * Is it acceptable for code released under the Apache License 2.0 to have
>       a non-optional dependency on code which is licensed under the Artistic
>       License?
>     * Is it acceptable to classify these modules as "system dependencies",
>       which the user is expected to install?

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