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From "Hoss Man (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-206) "greenmail" library purported to be ASL may actually be LGPL; is a dependency in several ASF projects
Date Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:20:33 GMT

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Hoss Man commented on LEGAL-206:
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FWIW: We discovered this while working on SOLR-2245.  

In that issue, a dependency on greenmail was introduced into Lucene/Solr, but then reverted
when the licensing ambiguity was noticed. 

Some details from that issue that might be useful to folks continuing to investigate this:

* links to a redhat/fedora investigation into the history of (some of) the code as a fork
of apache james
** https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-2245?focusedCommentId=14050810&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-14050810
* notes on where exactly the project claims ASL vs all the source file that claim LGPL, as
well as notes on just how dead the project seems to be making it unlikely the greenmail project
devs are to help get to the bottom of things:
** https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-2245?focusedCommentId=14050875&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-14050875

> "greenmail" library purported to be ASL may actually be LGPL; is a dependency in several
ASF projects
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-206
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-206
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Hoss Man
>
> Be advised that at least 5 Apache projects appear to depend on a third party library
known as "greenmail" which advertises itself in may places as being licensed under the ASL
2.0, however most of the greemail source files contain headers claiming LGPL.
> This issue requests that the Legal VP advise the affected projects on what they need
to do (if anything) moving forward to be in compliance with ASF policy.
> Projects known to be affected (but there may be more)...
> * Apache Syncope: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/syncope/trunk/pom.xml
> * Apache Geronimo: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/javamail/trunk/geronimo-javamail_1.4/geronimo-javamail_1.4_provider/pom.xml
> * Apache OODT: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/oodt/trunk/protocol/imaps/pom.xml
> * Apache Oozie: https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=oozie.git;a=blob;f=pom.xml;h=bad1e0fbee619f2e5020733792c4a09256b69dcf;hb=master
> * Apache Axis2: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/axis/axis2/java/core/trunk/modules/transport/mail/pom.xml



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