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From Matt Franklin <m.ben.frank...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: GPL Code in GitHub
Date Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:25:49 GMT
On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:23 AM Julian Tenney <
Julian.Tenney@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

> We have two things that are GPL: one is optional, I don't have any problem
> with that. I'm trying to get a bit more understanding of the other one!
>
> But the point is taken: if that component is needed to make a certain
> function work, and that function is considered a central part of the
> software (a feature as it were), then there is a problem.
>
> So it follows that any GPL based stuff must be optional, bringing
> additional functionality.
>
> I know the developer is going to ask why can't it live in the repository.
> But first I'll find out if it is a feature or an option.
>

The following should help the developer understand why we can't accept GPL
code in Apache projects:

http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html
http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html


>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean-Baptiste Onofré [mailto:jb@nanthrax.net]
> Sent: 04 March 2015 15:17
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: GPL Code in GitHub
>
> Exactly, that's why I asked ;)
>
> Just to be sure, else it's an issue IMHO.
>
> Regards
> JB
>
> On 03/04/2015 04:14 PM, Benson Margulies wrote:
> > An Apache project may not manage a codebase outside of Apache. Some
> > people who happen to be members of an Apache community can maintain
> > code outside of Apache, if they are very clear in distinguishing; it
> > must not be a product of the project. See 'Apache Extras'.
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:46 AM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Julian,
> >>
> >> the code is not included in the project (just a reference) ?
> >>
> >> Regards
> >> JB
> >>
> >>
> >> On 03/04/2015 02:44 PM, Julian Tenney wrote:
> >>
> >>> Question: I know I've seen this discussed here before, and in any
> >>> case, you guys are the best source for an answer:
> >>>
> >>> Can we have GPL code in a repository as long as that is not
> >>> distributed with the product in a 'official' release?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks a lot,
> >>>
> >>> Julian
> >>>
> >>>
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