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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Amazon Software License compatibility
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:53:26 GMT
This is a little confusing. I think it may be a reader problem (i.e. me)

In (3), how is the code in the module licensed if not ASL?  Are you
actually saying that the module has no *external* ASL code?

Also, if the Kinesis client is ASL licensed, where is the problem in any

Or perhaps does ASL != Apache Software License (perhaps Amazon Software

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 9:47 AM, P. Taylor Goetz <ptgoetz@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a question similar to the one described in LEGAL-198 [1], but based
> on that discussion I’m not really clear on how to handle an Amazon Software
> License dependency.
> Here’s the scenario:
> 1. We have an optional component that is not required for the project
> software to function.
> 2. The component provides integration with AWS, and so depends on
> ASL-licensed client library (Kinesis client in this case).
> 3. The module does not contain any ASL-licensed code. The ASL-licensed
> component is strictly a runtime dependency for the module.
> The questions I have that LEGAL-198 doesn’t seem clear on are:
> 1. Can the source code for this module be included in an Apache source
> release?
> 2. Can a binary of this module be pushed to repository.apache.org for
> consumption by Maven users?
> 3. How do we make such a module truly “optional” from a licensing
> standpoint?
> Thanks in advance.
> -Taylor
> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-198

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