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From Josh Elser <els...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VFS] Disallowed dependencies in build? (was Re: [VOTE] Apache Commons-VFS2 2.1 rc0)
Date Tue, 03 May 2016 17:04:45 GMT
sebb wrote:
> On 3 May 2016 at 01:43, Josh Elser<elserj@apache.org>  wrote:
>> Binaries are not an official release anyways.
>
> But that does not mean they can include software that is incompatible
> with the AL, because end users expect (and we tell them) that the
> software comes under AL 2.0.

I didn't mean to imply that. Just a passing comment on the 'official 
release' phrase.

>> Even so, that seems like a *very* scary thing to even have this code checked
>> into the repository if it depends on incompatibly-licensed software. Am I
>> misunderstanding this?
>
> It depends on the exact license.
> Some incompatible dependencies are OK as binaries
>
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#optional
> and
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#prohibited
>
> But given that the sandbox does not appear to be ready to release as
> it stands, I would be inclined to move it into a branch.

+1 along with someone to own this and do the proper diligence as a PMC 
member to make sure that we're violating policy.

>> ecki@zusammenkunft.net wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Agree, the sandbox profile should be in the site build enabled, but we
>>> cannot distribute the binaries as official release since it has dependencies
>>> which are not Apache approved (and potentially unfinished suff).
>>>
>>> Gruss
>>> Bernd
>>>
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