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From "Lawrence Rosen (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-120) Is the Adobe RTMP specification license compatible?
Date Mon, 19 Mar 2012 16:36:38 GMT

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Lawrence Rosen commented on LEGAL-120:
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Dan Ravicher's analysis of the relevant patent portion of the Adobe RTMP license is accurate
and helpful. I believe it is also now public information, because of how we archive our Jira
questions and answers. Therefore, without treating Dan's comment as confidential legal advice,
and with an appropriate disclaimer, I again recommend that we include something like that
in our NOTICE file. It won't hurt anyone and it might help someone downstream to avoid infringing
on possible "necessary claims" owned by Adobe. 

/Larry
                
> 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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