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From "David Jencks (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-251) Can an Apache Project depend upon a binary-only dependencies available under a permissible license
Date Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:51:12 GMT

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David Jencks commented on LEGAL-251:
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+1 I'm having a hard time figuring out how a dependency under a license satisfying the open
source definition (the first criterion listed for an Apache permissible license) can be binary
only.

> Can an Apache Project depend upon a binary-only dependencies available under a permissible
license
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-251
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-251
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Aditya Kishore
>
> While researching on this, ran into many related queries and their answers but could
not find one which address this specifically.
> In one place, LEGAL-230, it appears it is okay to depend on a binary whose source code
is not published but is available under a permissible license.
> To ask it specifically, let's say if there is a binary version of a library, 'foo', available
under one of the permissible license but no source is available.
> In such case, can an Apache project
> # Have a compile time dependency on such binary?
> # Include this binary in its distribution?
> Thanks for your help!



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