On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 19:44 +0200, Roland Weber wrote:
> Hi Odi,
> do you have information I am missing?
> > There is more recent information here (mind the apostrophe):
> > http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta/Using_LGPL'd_code
> That's also linked as the main reference for NTLM FAQ #4.
> > see especially bottom of page.
> The "Latest..." section still has this sentence in it:
> We still need the ok from legal@ before we start with this procedure.
> > We are allowed to use JCIFS if we follow the rules. It's just a matter of someone doing the job.
> Until there is an OK from legal, I'd consider any effort put
> into this as futile. I didn't see anything on jakarta-general.
> On legal-discuss, someone wrote a "ping" message on an old
> thread to see whether anyone cares, but I can't reply since
> I couldn't subscribe to legal-discuss yet. And a message I had
> tried to send a few weeks back about another approach to the
> LGPL problem has been forwarded there by a moderator, but has
> not seen a response yet. Was there anything on the pmc list?
No, not really. Commons VFS is unable to cut a official release because
of its dependency on JCIFS, so there would have been some traffic on
commons-dev on this issue if there were any news regarding the use of
LGPL licensed code in ASF projects.
Anyways, legal stuff aside there is absolutely nothing that prevents us
(or any prospective contributor) from implementing an AuthScheme based
on JCIFS, releasing it under LGPL on any public hosting site, and then
re-licensing it under ASLv2 and contributing the code for inclusion into
HttpComponents / Commons HttpClient when all legal issues are dealt