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Apache 2.0 license

johndoe
Morning all,

We are a small private organisation looking to use Apache ServiceMix internally, and our legal team has asked me to establish if Apache ServiceMix is really "free" and that it doesn't require any attribution in our use case.  

We will not be redistributing ServiceMix and just using it internally (although we will be sending data to third-parties that has been processed by ServiceMix).

We've been bitten by "open-source" software licenses in the past, so our legal guy is a little concerned and would like some sort of confirmation from the Apache Software Foundation.  It's probably his job to interpret the Apache 2.0 License and decide this for us, however he's asking me to do some digging and see if I can find this out.  

I know it will be difficult to obtain an official confirmation from Apache, so does anyone know how I can confirm without any doubt that we're able to use SM without any charges and without the requirement to attribute? I know the license pretty much spells out quite plainly that it is free, so it is more about the attribution requirements.

Thankyou in advance,
John
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Re: Apache 2.0 license

Raúl Kripalani
Hey,

Have a look at https://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html.
Particularly question #2. It should solve most of your doubts.

Regards,

*Raúl Kripalani*
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On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 9:46 AM, johndoe <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Morning all,
>
> We are a small private organisation looking to use Apache ServiceMix
> internally, and our legal team has asked me to establish if Apache
> ServiceMix is really "free" and that it doesn't require any attribution in
> our use case.
>
> We will not be redistributing ServiceMix and just using it internally
> (although we will be sending data to third-parties that has been processed
> by ServiceMix).
>
> We've been bitten by "open-source" software licenses in the past, so our
> legal guy is a little concerned and would like some sort of confirmation
> from the Apache Software Foundation.  It's probably his job to interpret
> the
> Apache 2.0 License and decide this for us, however he's asking me to do
> some
> digging and see if I can find this out.
>
> I know it will be difficult to obtain an official confirmation from Apache,
> so does anyone know how I can confirm without any doubt that we're able to
> use SM without any charges and without the requirement to attribute? I know
> the license pretty much spells out quite plainly that it is free, so it is
> more about the attribution requirements.
>
> Thankyou in advance,
> John
>
>
>
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Re: Apache 2.0 license

Achim Nierbeck
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Hi John,

all of the software provided by the Apache Software Foundation is licensed
to the ASL 2.0
Please read the License, there is nothing else "hidden"
If you have further questions about the license itself it might be best to
take a look at legal [1]
or ask at the legal users list.

regards, Achim
[1] - http://www.apache.org/legal/


2015-09-08 10:46 GMT+02:00 johndoe <[hidden email]>:

> Morning all,
>
> We are a small private organisation looking to use Apache ServiceMix
> internally, and our legal team has asked me to establish if Apache
> ServiceMix is really "free" and that it doesn't require any attribution in
> our use case.
>
> We will not be redistributing ServiceMix and just using it internally
> (although we will be sending data to third-parties that has been processed
> by ServiceMix).
>
> We've been bitten by "open-source" software licenses in the past, so our
> legal guy is a little concerned and would like some sort of confirmation
> from the Apache Software Foundation.  It's probably his job to interpret
> the
> Apache 2.0 License and decide this for us, however he's asking me to do
> some
> digging and see if I can find this out.
>
> I know it will be difficult to obtain an official confirmation from Apache,
> so does anyone know how I can confirm without any doubt that we're able to
> use SM without any charges and without the requirement to attribute? I know
> the license pretty much spells out quite plainly that it is free, so it is
> more about the attribution requirements.
>
> Thankyou in advance,
> John
>
>
>
> --
> View this message in context:
> http://servicemix.396122.n5.nabble.com/Apache-2-0-license-tp5722936.html
> Sent from the ServiceMix - User mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>



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Re: Apache 2.0 license

johndoe
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Thanks Raul,

Reading point 2 does clear things up for me, I think its clear that we're ok to go ahead.  I'll probably post something to the legal forum to establish if there's any concrete way of confirming what I believe (for the benefit of our legal staff member).

Regards,
John