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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Release dependant on LGPL
Date Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:46:00 GMT
Speaking as an IPMC Member, and a Mynewt Mentor … yes, this is fine with a
disclaimer in the release notes. The Incubator process is about tracking
these down, and getting them fixed. Incubation releases are not expected to
be *fully* conformant to all ASF policies, especially if there is a known
path to remedy the issue. For example, I'm pretty sure we've seen
Incubation releases still dependent upon Hibernate, until the podling gets
the work down to make that dependency optional.

IMO, it is more important to get the podling turning the crank of a
release, to learn these things, and prep the future release processes, than
to clear out that (disclosed!) dependency upon an LGPL library.


On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 9:17 PM, Justin Mclean <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Apache Mynewt [1] is moving towards making it’s first release.
> We found that one of the libraries we depend on, viper which is MIT
> licensed [2], in turn depends on a library that is LGPLv3 licensed
> (go-yaml) [3].
> It is intended to replace the viper/yaml libraries with ones comparable
> with the Apache license and/or enquire if we can obtain the yaml code under
> a different license. So this will be fixed in a future incubating release.
> Would it be acceptable to make an incubating release with this LGPL
> dependancy intact? No LGPL code would be contained in the release.
> Thanks,
> Justin
> 1.
> 2.
> 3.

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