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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 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:11:39 GMT
>> Yep this is my issue. 
>> Even if there is some (set of) technicality (technicalities) that satisfies the ASF
policy, as a downstream consumer of the software, I'd be wary. Who knows how understanding
of any of these topics will change.
> Chris, that "understanding" is precisely why I am asking on the Apache legal-discuss
list, here, instead of making decisions (not using JTS) based on fear/uncertainty/doubt (FUD).
 Surely we don't want to make decisions based on FUD.  Given that you incepted Apache SIS,
a new competitor to JTS, I guess I shouldn't be surprised.  But please don't continue to spread

Given that you are desperately trying to get the Lucene/Solr community to accept your patch,
it's also not really a surprise that you continue to miss the point I'm trying to make and
try and point to names rather than address the topic.

SIS isn't a competitor to JTS you troll. It's a project to try and build open source geospatial
software under the Apache Software License. Not the *GPL.

Go read the proposal in the Incubator and instead of trying to roll yet another special whosamuwhatsit
exemption to get around eating the ASF dogfood, why don't you try contributing to something
of similar interest?

And I don't care what legal mumbo jumbo or special exemptions you're granted, that doesn't
detract from the issue at hand. It's a library that's licensed under GPL or LGPL and unfortunately
there are tons of issues with that.


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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