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From "Sam Ruby (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-86) Artistic License / CPAN dependencies
Date Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:17:39 GMT

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Sam Ruby commented on LEGAL-86:
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No concerns about usage at build time.  No concerns about usage in cookbook.

Based on a quick peek at the web site, it is not clear to me that the usage at runtime is
from code in Lucy written in Perl.  If so, I have no concern about Perl code depending on
code hosted in CPAN which is made available under the same license as Perl.  If the dependency
is other than from code written in Perl, can somebody clarify what the dependency is?

> Artistic License / CPAN dependencies
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-86
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-86
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Marvin Humphrey
>
> The Apache Lucy Incubator podling is working to pare down its list of
> dependencies, but there are two CPAN distributions which we would like to 
> put off replacing for the time being (Parse::RecDescent and JSON::XS).
> These two distributions are both licensed, as is common for CPAN modules,
> under the "same terms as Perl itself".  Perl's licensing is here:
>     [http://dev.perl.org/licenses/]
> We do not wish to bundle these CPAN distributions with Lucy, but instead
> specify them as prerequisites.  We assert that our usage of the modules in
> question falls under the terms of the Artistic License and *not* the GPL.
> Lucy interfaces with these modules in three places:
>     * At build time (Parse::RecDescent).
>     * Within Lucy itself at runtime (JSON::XS).
>     * Within sample/cookbook code (Parse::RecDescent).
> We have two questions:
>     * Is it acceptable for code released under the Apache License 2.0 to have
>       a non-optional dependency on code which is licensed under the Artistic
>       License?
>     * Is it acceptable to classify these modules as "system dependencies",
>       which the user is expected to install?

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