JBoss stalled (was Re: status of some packages ??)

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Jun 3 16:29:15 UTC 2010

On 06/03/2010 11:54 AM, Iain Arnell wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Michel Alexandre Salim
> <michael.silvanus at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> This is true (well, the problem is that there is no applicable and valid
>>> license, not so much that it is incompatible), no matter how absurd it
>>> might seem.
>>> In general, Java licensing is... poor at best. This is admittedly a
>>> rather confusing case, but still.
>> This seems really dangerous. If JBoss has an unclear legal status due
>> to this, perhaps aopalliance needs to be reimplemented from scratch,
>> or JBoss should not depend on it?
> And slightly weird that it's okay for Red Hat to distribute it
> themselves, both commercially and as open source from jboss.org, but
> it's questionable for Fedora.

I can't speak on what Red Hat does on a larger scale. I do know that it
is important to me and Fedora that we do it properly, or not at all.


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