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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Licensing confusion (was Re: Distributing jimi.jar)
Date Wed, 15 Jan 2003 07:29:01 GMT

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Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> Did you know that the Cocoon guys have jimi.jar in their CVS? I wonder
> if that's correct and if yes, I think we should do it, too.
> Reading the licence I get the impression that redistribution of the jar
> is possible but not without restrictions. IANAL so who can we ask if
> distributing this jar is ok?
> I get the impression that things like that will be an everlasting
> problem. There should be a central source of information on licencing at
> Apache. A place where the gathered legal knowledge can be hammered in
> stone and be reused by other projects. Even the fact that we didn't
> include jimi.jar and Cocoon did gives me an uneasy feeling that the
> licence-sweep held at the XML project last year wasn't done 100% right.
> I'd like to escalate that topic again. What I think would be in the best
> interest of the Apache Foundation would be a central source of
> information where all projects and subprojects can get information on
> licencing. The following things would be very helpful:
> - Licence guidelines
> - A document describing the relationship of the APL to other licences. 
>   (what's compatible, what's not and why)
> - A list of approved products to be redistributable by Apache
> What are your thoughts?

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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