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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache Metron (Incubating) - copying Apache licensed code into codebase
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:11:49 GMT
Interesting question.  Looking at their code, it's already Apache licensed
(as you note).  That aligns to how C/C++/BSD/Perl/Python etc would bring in
the source dependencies.  I wouldn't see this as any different.


On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 2:22 PM Michael Miklavcic <
michael.miklavcic@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Apache community,
> My name is Michael Miklavcic. I'm a committer on the Apache Metron
> (Incubating) project and we have a dependency that we would like to copy
> into the Metron codebase. The project in question is an Apache V2 licensed
> project that has not been maintained in a couple years, and the artifacts
> are not in Maven Central. https://github.com/nchovy/kraken
> The motivation for doing so is that we are currently depending on another
> third party for hosting the packaged jar files. This may be fine for the
> short-term, however we would like stronger guarantees that every build of
> our project will be able to access those libraries. In addition, we would
> like reliable access to the source code in the event that any bugs or
> security issues are found that need fixing.
> Per this thread -
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-metron-dev/201701.mbox/browser
> - our mentor, Billie Rinaldi, has stated that an IP clearance process
> requires permission from the original authors. I reached out to the Kraken
> developers about a month ago and have not received any response. What steps
> do we need to take in order to comply with any legal requirements to
> copy/fork this project into our codebase?
> Thanks,
> Michael Miklavcic
> Apache Metron (Incubating) committer

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