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From "Sam Ruby (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-120) Is the Adobe RTMP specification license compatible?
Date Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:45:39 GMT

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Sam Ruby commented on LEGAL-120:
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I'll attempt to summarize my understanding of the consensus so far.

* There is no harm in reading the RTMP specification or the license thereof.

* The RTMP specification license is effectively a conditional patent license.  Such licenses
may only benefit us and our downstream users.

* At the current time, we no of no enforced claims of patents that read on any RTMP plugin
for JMeter that we might develop.

The situation would clearly change if we became aware of plans to enforce valid and unexpired
patents that read on the plugin and furthermore are patents that we find are not licensed
to us for any reason (including, but not limited to, us not meeting the conditions specified
in the RTMP specification license).
                
> Is the Adobe RTMP specification license compatible?
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-120
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-120
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Sebb
>
> Someone has asked for a RTMP plugin for JMeter. 
> The RTMP specification is available from [0]; the specification license is here [1].
> AIUI the license must be accepted before any implementation is distributed, so I assume
that:
> - any implementation created by the ASF using the spec would need to abide by the license,
and
> - any 3rd party implementation that used the spec would also need to abide by the license.
> Are there any terms in the license that are unacceptable for the ASF?
> [0] http://www.adobe.com/devnet/rtmp.html
> [1] http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/rtmp/pdf/rtmp_specification_license_1.0.pdf

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