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From William Guo <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release of Apache Griffin-0.2.0-incubating [RC3]
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:39:56 GMT
that means if we cannot have category X dependencies in our source release,
but for category B, since we don't bundled in our source release, so it is

Correct me if I am wrong.


On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 11:58 PM, Matt Sicker <> wrote:

> On 13 April 2018 at 03:37, Willem Jiang <> wrote:
> > Hi Matt,
> >
> > I just have different idea about your your explanation.
> >
> > If my code has the compile dependency of the JSON library,  as the JSON
> > library code is not bundled in the source code.
> > I don't think we should add the License of JSON library into my License
> > file.
> >
> Right. The source license file only applies to the source code that you
> directly include in the distribution artifact. Hence why the binaries here
> have a different license because they embed several 3rd party dependencies
> with different licenses or notices to include. Some licenses have different
> rules regarding source distribution versus binary distribution (these
> generally revolve around where and how to attribute the copyright holders).
> > If we use the LGPL license jar library in the test.
> > As this LGPL jar is not bundled in our source or binary release. we don't
> > need to update our License and Notice file for it.
> >
> That's my understanding. Essentially, any components that depend on LGPL
> code or similar need to be optional.
> As for license categories (which is relevant to this discussion in
> general), category A are all good for source and binary distribution,
> category B licenses can generally be used in binary distributions but not
> source distributions, and category X licenses cannot be included in source
> or binary distributions. Category X licensed software can be used in
> limited cases, but it can't be required for using the software. For
> example, maybe you have a component that integrates with some GPL component
> upstream. Provided you were legally able to write your component under ALv2
> in the first place, then said component could be distributed as an optional
> component with instructions on installing the third party software. <
> --
> Matt Sicker <>

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