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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Building ASL code requiring LGPL 3rd party
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:14:49 GMT
Hi Benson,

On Mar 31, 2011, at 5:53 AM, Benson Margulies wrote:

> Which is why I explained the technology of *real* optional. A true
> 'optional' dependency is one where you can download the source and
> build it without ever letting the optional component inside your
> firewall. There are many examples of this sort of thing all around the
> ASF, it's completely stupid for this list to be wasting electrons
> debating a long-solved issue.

Would an example of this be e.g., Geronimo, which implements classes under a particular namespace,
and is really a drop in? Or CXF similarly?

Just want to hear your take on a real example of this. 


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:   http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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