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Am I allowed to make SWT jars available in a public maven repository? [message #908477] Wed, 05 September 2012 12:55 Go to next message
Seref Arikan is currently offline Seref ArikanFriend
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Greetings,
My maven based project uses SWT, and since SWT jars are not really up to date in the public Maven repositories, everyone who checks out the project source code is required to download relevant SWT jars and install it to their local Maven repository

I'd like to avoid this, and simply provide a public repository so that all it takes is a dependency decleration in the Maven pom.xml which will fetch the required jars and put into local repository.

Open source licenses and distribution of items under difference licences can be quite tricky, so I'm relying on Maven for not redistributing libraries alongside my code. When some library, or its required version is not in the public repositories, things get complicated, as in the SWT example above.

So would it be OK license wise, if I do this with SWT?

Kind regards
Sarikan
Re: Am I allowed to make SWT jars available in a public maven repository? [message #910883 is a reply to message #908477] Mon, 10 September 2012 15:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Grant Gayed is currently offline Grant GayedFriend
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I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think there are any lawyers hanging around
this group, so I may as well answer :).

I'm reasonable sure that this is fine. The EPL permits eclipse/swt jars
to be distributed in third-party apps that use them, and there are
thousands of apps that do so, both commercial and non-commercial. I
don't think that your case is much different, other than the means of
distributing the jars.

HTH,
Grant


On 9/5/2012 8:55 AM, Seref Arikan wrote:
> Greetings, My maven based project uses SWT, and since SWT jars are not
> really up to date in the public Maven repositories, everyone who checks
> out the project source code is required to download relevant SWT jars
> and install it to their local Maven repository
>
> I'd like to avoid this, and simply provide a public repository so that
> all it takes is a dependency decleration in the Maven pom.xml which will
> fetch the required jars and put into local repository.
> Open source licenses and distribution of items under difference licences
> can be quite tricky, so I'm relying on Maven for not redistributing
> libraries alongside my code. When some library, or its required version
> is not in the public repositories, things get complicated, as in the SWT
> example above.
>
> So would it be OK license wise, if I do this with SWT?
>
> Kind regards
> Sarikan
>
Re: Am I allowed to make SWT jars available in a public maven repository? [message #915563 is a reply to message #910883] Mon, 17 September 2012 14:38 Go to previous message
Seref Arikan is currently offline Seref ArikanFriend
Messages: 61
Registered: August 2010
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Thanks Grant,
My opinion is the same, but it never hurts to ask Smile I hope this will help me overcome the tricky issues related to deployment of different open source libraries with different open source licenses. My head aches when I try to understand what is possible and what is not, when it comes to software licenses..

Best regards
Sarikan
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