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From Mohammad Nour El-Din <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Urgent help Needed with LGPL library used in Apache Isis - (was: Re: [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-81) Is it ok/meaningful to have a dependency licensed as ASL just for Apache Software Foundation, but LGPL for anyone else?)
Date Tue, 31 May 2011 17:07:09 GMT
Hi all...

   Please help in what is explained below.

Brief:

   1- In Apache Isis [1], we are using an XmlHttpRequest library [2]
which is currently licensed under LGPL.
   2- The main developer of that library has sent us an e-mail [3]
saying that he agrees on dual licensing it under ASL v2.0.

The question is:

Is that enough, or we need him to file an SGA ? Provided that till
this moment he didn't update the library's web site to indicate that
dual licensing.

Looking forward to your reply.

[1] - http://incubator.apache.org/isis
[2] - http://code.google.com/p/xmlhttprequest/
[3] - http://markmail.org/message/6j4jgckcct72ot3f

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Mohammad Nour El-Din
<nour.mohammad@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All...
>
>   For the issue mentioned below, would it be OK and acceptable to use
> that library if the developer of [1] filed a SGA [2] with ASF ?.
> Looking forward to your reply.
>
> [1] - http://code.google.com/p/xmlhttprequest/
> [2] - http://www.apache.org/licenses/#grants
>
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 11:41 AM, Mohammad Nour (JIRA) <jira@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-81?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=13036093#comment-13036093
]
>>
>> Mohammad Nour commented on LEGAL-81:
>> ------------------------------------
>>
>> Now Sergey has sent us an e-mail confirming that he agrees on dual licensing his
code under both ASL v2.0 additionally to LGPL. Now the question is:
>>
>> Is that enough ? Or we need to do a more formal action like make him sign some paper
work for example ?
>>
>> Notice that he didn't update his site [1] yet to reflect that information.
>>
>> [1] - http://code.google.com/p/xmlhttprequest/
>>
>>> Is it ok/meaningful to have a dependency licensed as ASL just for Apache Software
Foundation, but LGPL for anyone else?
>>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>>                 Key: LEGAL-81
>>>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-81
>>>             Project: Legal Discuss
>>>          Issue Type: Question
>>>            Reporter: Dan Haywood
>>>
>>> We are in the process of setting up Apache Isis into the incubator (the code
prior to Apache being called the Naked Objects Framework and sister projects).
>>> I've now realized that one of the modules has a small dependency on code that
has an LGPL license (a small Javascript file) that would be part of the distribution.  Since
my understanding was that LGPL is not ASL 2 compatible, I contacted the developer about whether
he might consider moving to ASL.  His response was to grant permission as follows:
>>> -begin-
>>> Yes, I authorize "NO framework and your sister projects accepted  [2] into the
Apache incubator" to use my XMLHttpRequest.js library (available at the http://code.google.com/p/xmlhttprequest/
 and currently licensed under LGPL) with the ASL license.
>>> [2] http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/IsisProposal.
>>> -end-
>>> So, my question is: is this sufficient for us?
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Dan Haywood
>>
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>
>
>
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-- 
Thanks
- Mohammad Nour
  Author of (WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 2.0 User Guide)
  http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247585.html
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mnour
- Blog: http://tadabborat.blogspot.com
----
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving"
- Albert Einstein

"Writing clean code is what you must do in order to call yourself a
professional. There is no reasonable excuse for doing anything less
than your best."
- Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

"Stay hungry, stay foolish."
- Steve Jobs

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