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  2. LEGAL-132

Determine whether the Leaflet license is useable in Apache products

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      In Apache SIS land (http://incubator.apache.org/sis/) we are working on SIS-44 where Ross Laidlaw is proposing to use the Leaflet javascript GIS library to replace the Google Maps javascript demo app that we currently have.

      Looking at the Leaflet license here: https://github.com/CloudMade/Leaflet/blob/master/LICENSE it reads "sort of" BSD-y to me, but I wanted the guidance of this committee to determine its use. Our intention is to simply ship a demo.jsp file/app that demonstrates the SIS backend, and we currently are using Google Maps and its Javascript API to do this. I can't seem to find any explicit license file for it, but the API's use would seem to be governed by this link:

      https://developers.google.com/maps/terms

      So, net question: can we use Leaflet within our demo.jsp file to demonstrate the SIS webapp? I'd imagine this includes referencing the leaflet javascript API in our demo.jsp file, and referencing the associated CSS.

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          Description In Apache SIS land (http://incubator.apache.org/) we are working on SIS-44 where Ross Laidlaw is proposing to use the Leaflet javascript GIS library to replace the Google Maps javascript demo app that we currently have.

          Looking at the Leaflet license here: https://github.com/CloudMade/Leaflet/blob/master/LICENSE it reads "sort of" BSD-y to me, but I wanted the guidance of this committee to determine its use. Our intention is to simply ship a demo.jsp file/app that demonstrates the SIS backend, and we currently are using Google Maps and its Javascript API to do this. I can't seem to find any explicit license file for it, but the API's use would seem to be governed by this link:

          https://developers.google.com/maps/terms

          So, net question: can we use Leaflet within our demo.jsp file to demonstrate the SIS webapp? I'd imagine this includes referencing the leaflet javascript API in our demo.jsp file, and referencing the associated CSS.
          In Apache SIS land (http://incubator.apache.org/sis/) we are working on SIS-44 where Ross Laidlaw is proposing to use the Leaflet javascript GIS library to replace the Google Maps javascript demo app that we currently have.

          Looking at the Leaflet license here: https://github.com/CloudMade/Leaflet/blob/master/LICENSE it reads "sort of" BSD-y to me, but I wanted the guidance of this committee to determine its use. Our intention is to simply ship a demo.jsp file/app that demonstrates the SIS backend, and we currently are using Google Maps and its Javascript API to do this. I can't seem to find any explicit license file for it, but the API's use would seem to be governed by this link:

          https://developers.google.com/maps/terms

          So, net question: can we use Leaflet within our demo.jsp file to demonstrate the SIS webapp? I'd imagine this includes referencing the leaflet javascript API in our demo.jsp file, and referencing the associated CSS.
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          Kevan Miller added a comment -

          That is a BSD license – http://opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php

          So, it's use seems perfectly acceptable to me.

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          Kevan Miller added a comment - That is a BSD license – http://opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php So, it's use seems perfectly acceptable to me.
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          Chris A. Mattmann added a comment -

          Thanks Kevan, that was my read too. OK, I will leave this open for another 48 hours, and if there are no objections, close this as resolved. Thank you for commenting here.

          In the meanwhile, I will instruct the folks in SIS land to move forward barring such an objection.

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          Chris A. Mattmann added a comment - Thanks Kevan, that was my read too. OK, I will leave this open for another 48 hours, and if there are no objections, close this as resolved. Thank you for commenting here. In the meanwhile, I will instruct the folks in SIS land to move forward barring such an objection.
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          Chris A. Mattmann added a comment -
          • this is a BSD license. Resolving as "yes" we can use Leaflet and its license in Apache products.
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          Chris A. Mattmann added a comment - this is a BSD license. Resolving as "yes" we can use Leaflet and its license in Apache products.
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