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From johndam...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1780173 - /infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:29:10 GMT
Author: johndament
Date: Wed Jan 25 11:29:10 2017
New Revision: 1780173

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1780173&view=rev
Log:
Updating legal docs to better clarify Cat X usage for optional/prohibited cases.

Modified:
    infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext

Modified: infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext?rev=1780173&r1=1780172&r2=1780173&view=diff
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--- infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext (original)
+++ infrastructure/site/trunk/content/legal/resolved.mdtext Wed Jan 25 11:29:10 2017
@@ -249,15 +249,15 @@ depend on the licensing of said code. Al
 of the platform would affect the Apache code, we recommend that you check the legal-discuss@
 archives to see if it has come up before, and if not email legal-discuss@ to find out.
 
-## Can Apache projects rely on components under prohibited licenses? ## {#prohibited}
+## Can Apache projects distribute components under prohibited licenses? ## {#prohibited}
 
-Apache projects cannot distribute any such components.
-As with the previous question on platforms, the component can be relied on if the component's
licence terms do not affect the Apache product's licensing.
-For example, using a GPL'ed tool during the build is OK.
+Apache projects cannot distribute any such components.  This means that no source code can
be from [Category X](#category-x) and that any convenience binaries produced may not include
such contents.
+As with the previous question on platforms, the component can be relied on if the component's
license terms do not affect the Apache product's licensing.
+For example, using a GPL'ed tool during the build is OK, however including GPL'ed source
code is not.
 
-## Can Apache projects rely on components whose licensing affects the Apache product? ##
{#optional}
+## Can Apache projects rely on components under prohibited licenses? ## {#optional}
 
-Apache projects cannot distribute any such components.
+Apache projects cannot distribute any such components within their releases.
 However, if the component is only needed for optional features, a project can provide the
user with instructions on how
 to obtain and install the non-included work. Optional means that the component is not required
for
 standard use of the product or for the product to achieve a desirable level of quality. The
question to



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