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From Marnie McCormack <marnie.mccorm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Dependencies license question
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2009 09:23:47 GMT
Hi Andrea,

If we distribute (or store in our repo) any licensed artifact, then we
(sadly) have to take on the responsibility of dealing with it. Most likely
the licenses are ok to use (since Jetty is also Apace licensed) but you'll
have to check each one and include it as appropriate for Qpid. Basically, if
we use it then we have to check out/declare the license for it ourselves.

This link gives some useful info on dealing with 3rd party licenses:


Fundamentally, assuming you want to use/include something with an acceptable
non-Apache license then you need to:

- add details of each additional license to the license file in svn (they're
separated by language)
- add details to and notice files in svn (ditto)

We used to store a license file alongside the jars but it looks like we
abandoned than in favour of one big license file (correct me here if I'm
wrong all !!) that lists every license we need per language.

This is so that the license is correctly declared/handled. Often the license
will provide some text you can use to describe the product you're using in
the notice file.

Hth - give me a shout if not !


On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:51 AM, Andrea Gazzarini <a.gazzarini@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi All, I'm going to submit the first version of QMan Admin console.Before
> explaining what it is and how it's working I need help about licensing of
> included dependencies.
> At the moment (I'm referring to the submitted version) QMan is using only
> the Jetty runtime libraries
>   - jetty-6.1.14.jar
>   - jetty-util-6.1.14.jar
>   - start.jar
> Note : Jetty is licensed under Apache License 2.0.
> Now, Jetty is shipped with a lot of libraries that you can use depending on
> your nedds. Well, for admin console I need JSP support. So, under the Jetty
> distribution there's a folder
> "JSP 2.1" and from there I used the following libraries :
>   - core-3.1.1.jar
>   - jsp-2.1.jar
>   - jsp-api-2.1.jar
> Now, before of submit the mentioned libraries, I had a look to their
> license
> and I saw that the only indication about that is found on their
> There are three different licenses :
>   - core-3.1.1.jar is licensed under Eclipse Public License Version 1.0
>   - jsp-2.1.jar is licensed under "
>   https://glassfish.dev.java.net/public/CDDLv1.0.html"
>   - jsp-api-2.1.jar is licensed under Apache License 2.0
>   I presume that, since there are part of Jetty, they can be used without
>   any problem at all (I'm simply using those classes without any direct or
>   indirect changes) but I'm not an expert on this topic so could help me
> about
>   that?
> Regards,
> Andrea

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