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From Ceki Gülcü <c...@qos.ch>
Subject Re: [vfs][Chainsaw]: Web start + external dependances + license=ouch
Date Tue, 18 May 2004 09:32:36 GMT
At 08:23 AM 5/18/2004, Paul Smith wrote:
>[cross posting to both lists, as I am hoping this would give me more chance
>of someone knowing what to do here]
>
>As discussed previously, I am keen to integrate log4j Chainsaw v2 and VFS,
>to take advantage of VFS's features of transparency of where the files are
>located. We're also using Java Web Start as a basis for deploy. To recap a
>previous email, Web start requires that all jars used by the app are signed,
>and all jars must be accessed during launched from a single code-base url
>for security reasons (as far as I can tell from reading).
>
>Fine, I can do that for all the Apache ones, but what do I do for the
>external ones like JSch ?(listed here
>http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/sandbox/vfs/download.html).
>
>Theoretically I could download those jars, sign 'em, and upload them to the
>apache servers where the other jars are... Except... I'm/We are not allowed
>to host external jars on the Apache servers from what I've heard/read
>before. (licensing issues).  Is that right?

The ASF will not distribute GPLed or LGPLed code. This is a pretty 
important rule. In case of breach, the board is likely to fire first and 
talk later. Hosting BSD licensed code is OK.



>Paul Smith

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Ceki Gülcü

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