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From "John D. Ament (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (LEGAL-280) Can java based projects broadly have optional modules with Cat X dependencies?
Date Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:08:41 GMT

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John D. Ament resolved LEGAL-280.
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    Resolution: Fixed

Resolved by updating website.  No concerns raised thus far.

> Can java based projects broadly have optional modules with Cat X dependencies?
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-280
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-280
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: John D. Ament
>
> This is a follow up to https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-198 where we introduce
that Amazon License is OK if its an optional dependency.
> Does this apply to anything in Cat-X or specifically to those under field of use restrictions
or specifically to the Amazon License?
> This probably is limited to java/jvm projects, where its an optional feature (e.g. the
library still works without it or has an alternative that can be dropped in instead) that
is included in a convenience binary.  To build the optional module from source, you would
need to have the LGPL library available locally in binary form (I would imagine).
> - Java projects like this are not directly distributing the LGPL dependency
> - They may use build tools, or provide other such means, to download these software (e.g.
its clear to the user)
> - Its dynamically linked, by definition.  E.g. we wouldn't produce an "uber jar" or anything
that in some way bundled the extra dependency in a way that was non-obvious to the user
> - I'm assuming this precludes modifications to the 3rd party library, since those couldn't
be licensed under ALv2



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