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From Raymond Augé (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-342) Repackaging non-apache artifacts and the licensing consequences
Date Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:51:00 GMT
Raymond Augé created LEGAL-342:

             Summary: Repackaging non-apache artifacts and the licensing consequences
                 Key: LEGAL-342
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-342
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Raymond Augé

I would like to re-package an artifact who's license/code/sources did not originate from Apache
but I want to ensure I don't infringe the original's license.

This brings me to question the legitimacy of the process followed by some Apache projects
to repackage similar artifacts.

Without wanting to pick on anyone an example will be helpful [1]. (Note that I've discovered
several such occurrences.)

The artifact who's pom I referenced [1] seems to have been produced by repackaging a non-Apache
licensed source artifact (actually licensed as CDDL+GPL-1.1). (The resulting artifact does
not seem to refer to the original license.)

I'm tempted to do something similar but would like to know if there any risk with this approach?
Has the original license been infringed?

[1] http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/servicemix/specs/org.apache.servicemix.specs.jsr339-api-2.0.1/2.9.0/org.apache.servicemix.specs.jsr339-api-2.0.1-2.9.0.pom

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