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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 04:05:01 GMT
On Mar 30, 2011, at 8:04 PM, Smiley, David W. wrote:

> Yes, it's a compile time dependency.  I think I've been clear on that.  

No you haven't. You said it's optional. That's not strictly true since the LGPL infected code
that's part of your patch would be part of the tarball that the Lucene project has distributed
in the past (and will distribute) aka its contrib as part of its source.

Cheers,
Chris

> ________________________________________
> From: Mattmann, Chris A (388J) [chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:28 PM
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Subject: Re: Building ASL code requiring LGPL 3rd party
> 
> Before this issue is closed, I'd encourage folks to actually take a look at your patch,
where it clearly includes compile time dependencies on JTS:
> 
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12469714/GeoHashPrefixFilter.patch
> 
> Just search for JTS in it.
> 
> If your patch is included in the Lucene/Solr source, that means that the tarball, apache-lucene-X.Y-src.tar.gz,
the bits that go onto the ASF mirrors will include your contrib module with compile-time dependencies
on JTS, an LGPL library.
> 
> Cheers,
> Chris
> 
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