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From Mike Carey <dtab...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: License issue when using esri geometry api
Date Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:36:38 GMT
Agreed that 3 or 4 are what we'll need to do....!  (Sigh.)


On 6/25/17 5:57 AM, Till Westmann wrote:
> Hi Riyafa,
>
> I think that the problem is bigger than the failing test. The JSON
> license itself is not acceptable for inclusion in an Apache artifact
> [4]. So we cannot use the ESRI API as-is, if we want the GeoJSON
> functionality be a non-optional part of AsterixDB.
>
> Here are a few options I see:
> 1) Make GeoJSON an optional part of AsterixDB (separate download from a
>    non-Apache location).
> 2) Make JSON.org a dependency that is not shipped (i.e. each user would
>    have to download and install those jars separately - and get error
>    messages if the jars are not available).
> 3) Create a clone/copy of the ESRI API that uses another JSON library.
> 4) Do all of the parsing independently from the ESRI API.
>
> I’m not sure if 1) is a good option as the extensibility in this part
> of the code might not be sufficient to support this option easily.
> 2) is technically easier, but it involves an unpleasant user
> experience.
> Also, I think that both 1) and 2) are not desirable, as GeoJSON should
> be supported by vanilla AsterixDB.
> For 3) and 4) we would need to look into the details to see how much
> work is required for each of those options and if there are other legal
> hurdles.
>
> Are there other options?
> Other thoughts/concerns?
>
> Cheers,
> Till
>
> [4] https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-x
>
> On 25 Jun 2017, at 13:57, Riyafa Abdul Hameed wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I implemented parse_geojon() function[1] using esri-geometry api[2] 
>> which
>> is apache-2.0 licensed. But this api uses org.json as a dependency.
>> org.json is licensed under JSON which causes a license issue in the 
>> code I
>> have written[3]. What can I do about this issue?
>>
>> [1] https://asterix-gerrit.ics.uci.edu/1838
>> [2]https://github.com/Esri/geometry-api-java
>> [3]
>> https://asterix-jenkins.ics.uci.edu/job/asterix-gerrit-integration-tests/3290/ 
>>
>>
>> Thank you.
>> Yours sincerely,
>> Riyafa


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