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From Andrzej Bialecki>
Subject Re: no more?
Date Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:32:56 GMT
Otis Gospodnetic wrote:

> Hm, hm, hm, hm.
> And we just copy-edited the Lucene Ports chapter, where we cover
> Lucene.Net.  Now what? :)
> I wonder if this is related to Microsoft's purchase of Lookout, which
> uses Lucene.Net.  I also wonder whether the licence allows this...

ASL allows this, given that you put proper notices in the documentation 
/ source code (if you distribute any source code). However, AFAIR the 
terms of service at don't allow such removal, and the staff at should be notified and take some action...

Reaching an amicable conclusion to this would be preferrable, of course, 
but there is also a procedure to overtake a project at, it takes 
ca. 3 weeks to complete, perhaps shorter if you can prove violation of 
terms of service. But I think it's easier to restore the project under 
another name, based on the latest published sources...

Best regards,
Andrzej Bialecki

Software Architect, System Integration Specialist
CEN/ISSS EC Workshop, ECIMF project chair
EU FP6 E-Commerce Expert/Evaluator
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