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Subject svn commit: r1083616 - /infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext
Date Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:44:54 GMT
Author: sebb
Date: Sun Mar 20 23:44:54 2011
New Revision: 1083616

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1083616&view=rev
LEGAL-54 - additional questions Q2 Q3 (Q1 was already present)


Modified: infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext?rev=1083616&r1=1083615&r2=1083616&view=diff
--- infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext (original)
+++ infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext Sun Mar 20 23:44:54 2011
@@ -206,6 +206,23 @@ depend on the licensing of said code. Al
 of the platform would affect the Apache code, we recommend that you check the legal-discuss@
 archives to see if it has come up before, and if not email legal-discuss@ to find out.
+## Can Apache projects rely on components under prohibited licenses? ## {#prohibited }
+Apache projects cannot distribute any such components.
+As with the previous question on platforms, the component can be relied on if the component's
licence terms do not affect the Apache product's licensing.
+For example, using a GPL'ed tool during the build is OK.
+## Can Apache projects rely on components whose licensing affects the Apache product? ##
{#optional }
+Apache projects cannot distribute any such components.
+However, if the component is only needed for optional features, a project can provide the
user with instructions on how
+to obtain and install the non-included work. Optional means that the component is not required
+standard use of the product or for the product to achieve a desirable level of quality. The
question to
+ask yourself in this situation is:
+* "Will the majority of users want to use my product without adding the optional components?
 ## Does the Yahoo! DomainKeys Patent License Agreement v1.2 raise any concerns? ## {#domainkeys}

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