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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: GPL Incompatibility in Apache Tika 1.2
Date Fri, 31 May 2013 15:04:56 GMT
I've filed: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-1129

to simply update the text in that file to test the same HTML/whatever
that the unit test was testing.

Agree that it was poorly chosen text; not interested in meta discussions
or semantics of whether it's GPL or not (I don't think it is; but enough
people have question about it that we should just update the text to
what the unit test was testing, but not scare people - bad evilhtml.html!)

I'm going to roll the 1.4 Tika RC #1 this week, so this TIKA-1129
should ship with that update, and all should be well.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:  http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013 7:57 AM
To: jpluser <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov>
Cc: Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org>, "legal-discuss@apache.org"
<legal-discuss@apache.org>, "dev@tika.apche.org" <dev@tika.apche.org>
Subject: Re: GPL Incompatibility in Apache Tika 1.2

>Mattmann, Chris A (398J) wrote on Fri, May 31, 2013 at 14:44:02 +0000:
>> Mark,
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org>
>> Date: Friday, May 31, 2013 7:39 AM
>> To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>
>> Cc: jpluser <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov>, "dev@tika.apche.org"
>> <dev@tika.apche.org>
>> Subject: Re: GPL Incompatibility in Apache Tika 1.2
>> >On 31/05/2013 14:23, Mattmann, Chris A (398J) wrote:
>> >> Thanks guys.
>> >> 
>> >> Reading the below, it's a test HTML file that is used to evaluate
>> >> HTML parsing in Tika -- it's named "evilhtml.html", and it's not
>> >> code - it's a test resource.
>> >
>> >The type of resource is irrelevant. It does not matter if is code, an
>> >image, or something else. Part of it is still GPL'd.
>> No it's not.
>> It's no more GPL'ed than any file I open up in emacs and type the text
>> 'GPL' in.
>The file says:
>102:Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License
>103-This software may be used without warrany provided these statements
>are left
>104-intact and a "Powered By Mambo" appears at the bottom of each HTML
>105-This code is available at http://www.mosforge.net
>Is the file dual-licensed under "either GPL or lines 103--104, at your

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