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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VFS] Disallowed dependencies in build? (was Re: [VOTE] Apache Commons-VFS2 2.1 rc0)
Date Tue, 03 May 2016 17:11:09 GMT
On 3 May 2016 at 18:04, Josh Elser <elserj@apache.org> wrote:
> 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.

It would be easy to _ensure_ a violation ... !

Since sandbox is not ready for release, for the purpose of getting a
VFS release out it should be moved to 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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