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  1. Legal Discuss
  2. LEGAL-572

Is an ASF project allowed to depend on Python chardet (LGPL 2.1)

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    • Resolution: Fixed
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      The Python module chardet is licensed under LGPL 2.1 [1].

      A project is licensed under AL 2.0 can have an optional dependency on it [2], but
      can it depend unconditionally on the module?

      I have been told that this is covered by the section [3], but this appears to contradict [2].

      [1] https://github.com/chardet/chardet
      [2] https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#optional
      [3] https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#prohibited

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