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From "Sam Ruby (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-135) Is the WTFPL license acceptable
Date Mon, 21 May 2012 11:24:40 GMT

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Sam Ruby commented on LEGAL-135:
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It looks like OSI rejected this license:

  http://www.opensource.org/minutes20090304

The initial reason proposed for rejection ("public domain doesn't exist in Europe") would
be a concern but it doesn't appear that the OSI could come to an agreement on this.  The ultimate
reason they rejected this ("redundant to the Fair License") is not a concern to us.

We could task one of our legal resources with coming up with an opinion in the hopes of coming
up with a general policy, but unless this turns out to be a common request, I would much rather
we focus initially on a tightly scoped exception for a single project.

So, questions for CloudStack: would it be possible for licensees of CloudStack to chose to
operate without operate without jquery.times, possibly with reduced functionality?  How (precisely)
would this license be communicated?  Do we know of any actual or potential users (including
both Free and proprietary usages) of CloudStack who have actual concerns about this license?


                
> Is the WTFPL license acceptable
> -------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-135
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-135
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: David Nalley
>
> Apache CloudStack (incubating) is trying to vet all of the bundled libraries and dependencies.
One such library is jquery.times [1], which is released under the WTFPL [2], which we'd like
to continue using. I suppose that we could perform an end run around this issue and merely
re-license the software as that appears to be explicitly permitted, but that seems a bit squirrely.

> [1] http://archive.plugins.jquery.com/node/3656/release
> [2] http://sam.zoy.org/wtfpl/

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