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From Paolo Castagna <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Accept Jena into the Incubator
Date Sat, 13 Nov 2010 04:17:56 GMT
Jeremy Carroll wrote:
> On 11/12/2010 11:51 AM, Paolo Castagna wrote:
>> Also (from the JenaProposal):
>> "The Jena GRDDL Reader has some additional dependencies: 
>> BrowserLauncher2 could be removed in favor of a much simpler approach
>> (i.e. write it in a file!).
> That is actually superseded by a Java6 facility, so I should do a small 
> piece of recoding and remove the dependency


(and, if I can help, let me know.)

Of course, it would be even easier/less work, to remove the click
through altogether (this is probably my favorite option).

>> What other Apache projects do in a similar situation (i.e. you want
>> to warn the user about some potential security issues and therefore
>> you ask the user to actively agree, press a button, etc. to make sure
>> the user reads it (I know, I know...))?
> The GRDDL component runs XSLT from the Web, in a sandbox.
> The HP lawyer who advised, understanding the risks of running 3rd party 
> code, wanted an explicit user action to agree to the BSD license terms, 
> to have a firmer leg to stand on if the the 3rd party code proved 
> malicious, and the sandbox inadequate.
> (The browser launcher is used only for the click through agreement to BSD)

I was not able to find a single Apache project which requires a click
through to 'ensure' users agree to the license.


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