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From "Mark Thomas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-171) OK to distribute code containing the JavadocFixTool
Date Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:56:22 GMT

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Mark Thomas commented on LEGAL-171:

Thanks for raising this. I had concerns too.

I don't think there is an issue with distributing it. The issue is that it can't be AL2 since
there are usage restrictions.

I would suggest (but have no authority here) that we make an exception and:
- we clearly mark the source file as non-AL2
- publish the binary along with the source to Maven central and our archives
- use it as an internal tool
- do not advertise it in the same way we advertise our normal downloads
- clearly state it isn't AL2 in any references we make to if (building instructions, POM files,
- ensure end-users have to do something to enable any download of the tool

> OK to distribute code containing the JavadocFixTool
> ---------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-171
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-171
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Sebb
>         Attachments: LICENSE
> Oracle have released a tool which can be used to fix a vulnerability in Javadoc created
by earlier versions of their javadoc application.
> We'd like to include the code as part of a Maven plugin, but doubts have been raised
as to whether the license allows this.
> If it's relevant, the code would need to be amended slightly to fix some bugs and change
the package name so it can be called from other packages.

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