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From Andrew Wells <>
Subject Re: OpenSource Accumulo Tool Licensing Help
Date Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:41:28 GMT

I will look into the ASL.


On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 7:37 PM, Josh Elser <> wrote:

> Disclaimer: IANAL and you should always do your own research before
> applying software licenses :)
> The Apache Software License has no bearing on the workings of the ASF.
> Generally, the ASL is a permissive license which allows your software to
> be used in a variety of ways/means. The source does not have to be
> redistributed with this license. You can also relicense the code.
> As far as compatibility between ASL and GPLv3 is only one way:
> GPLv3 is generally similar, but you must distribute the source. Code which
> uses GPLv3 must also be distributed as GPL.
> Andrew Wells wrote:
>> I have been working on a tool, that I am calling Q4A.
>> However, due to my upcoming wedding, I have not had much time to work on
>> it. I was hoping during the Accumulo Hackathon this week, I could actually
>> get some more elbow grease into it and maybe get some help working on it.
>> Currently, I need someone to give me some advice on Licensing for the
>> tool.
>> So if anyone would like to give some advice that would be great.
>> I was looking at the ASF license but it not sure how it works for outside
>> the ASF and the GPL3 which is said to be compatible with the ASF license.

*Andrew George Wells*
*Software Engineer*
* <>*

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