Great idea Alex.  I am travelling today, but I will send something to them tonight when I get to my hotel.


On Jan 7, 2008 12:37 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny <> wrote:
Thanks Chris !

yeah, I think Alex is right, we should ask legal@a.o to see if this is a
potential problem or not.

Blind guess is that if we have to include a LGPL lib to the distribution
package, we are FU.

Alex Karasulu wrote:
> Could you run this by legal@ to see what the final verdict is?
> Alex
> On Jan 6, 2008 6:44 PM, Chris Custine <
> <>> wrote:
>     I have spoken with a few people about checking out OpenInstaller
>     in the past few weeks and I wanted to give a quick little bit of
>     information.  I think the OpenInstaller project would be very cool
>     for building up some consistent cross-platform installers using a
>     single toolkit.  However, while I was reviewing the licensing of
>     the dependencies this weekend, I realized that the packager embeds
>     at least one LGPL product inside the installer package (primarily
>     CHARVA which looks like the tool used to create text based
>     installers).  This means that to ship installers based on this
>     toolkit, we would be shipping LGPL libs embedded in the installer
>     toolkit.  So at this point I am not sure if there is any point in
>     continuing down that path, but if anyone has any opinions
>     otherwise let me know.
>     The alternative for now is to continue to expand the current
>     installers to additional specific platform packaging (Debian and
>     Sun Pkg manager are frequently requested), which is something I
>     was trying to help us avoid since maintenance and consistency of
>     the packages requires a fair bit of time and interest, neither of
>     which are in abundance.
>     I have started reviewing the current installers and should have
>     some of the current issues cleaned up by next weekend, but I can't
>     guarantee that I have the bandwidth to learn how to create the deb
>     and Sun pkg installers any time soon so if anyone else wants to
>     lend a hand with that it would be appreciated.
>     Thanks,
>     Chris

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel Lécharny