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From Steve Loughran <steve.lough...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal for a centralized Eclipse update manager site for Apache projects/software
Date Wed, 04 May 2005 17:26:41 GMT
On 5/4/05, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@apache.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 04 May 2005 19:54, Milos Kleint wrote:
> > > Milos, didn't Netbeans itself devise some funky system for the
> > > non-distributables and click-thru license approvals??
> >
> > AFAIK such dependencies are scrambled and during the build process a
> > special ant task shows a dialog with license and unscrables them. Not
> > sure it's something like that could be generalized.
> 
> But why is it legally possible for Netbeans (not accounting for Sun being Sun)
> to do such manouver ?
> 

Presumably the files in question are hosted on Sun sites, so there is
no redistribution until the actual download in the ant task. That is
not a facility we have.

NB, one defect in the netbeans process is that it requests permissions
again even on a point update of an existing binary. Really it should
only ask if the license has changed.

-steve

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