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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 Wed, 04 May 2016 01:47:43 GMT
Bernd--

See the original point of me starting this thread: it was stated that 
the sandbox (might) depend on code which is not licensed in such a 
manner that is allowed for ASF projects.

Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> Hello,
>
> the sandbox works perfectly fine for me. Why do you think it is not
> ready for release (beside we do not want to?)
>
> I dont think we should burden such structural and long standing changes
> onto a voluntary release manager given the 2.0 had the same structure.
>
> Gruss
> Bernd
>
>
> Am Tue, 3 May 2016 15:55:00 +0100
> schrieb sebb<sebbaz@gmail.com>:
>
>> 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.
>>
>> Depending on incompatible software is a different thing.
>> For example, most of Commons depends on Java.
>> That is expected to be provided by the user, not us, so they take the
>> decision on the license.
>>
>>> 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.
>>
>>> 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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