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From Owen O'Malley <omal...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Hadoop Compression - Current Status
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2010 17:25:19 GMT

On Jul 12, 2010, at 11:28 AM, Stephen Watt wrote:

> 1) It appears most folks are using LZO. Given that it is GPL, are  
> you not
> worried about it virally infecting your project ?

The lzo bindings are not part of Hadoop and therefore can't infect  
Hadoop. They are a separate project (hadoop-gpl-compression) that  
depends on lzo and Hadoop. Hadoop-gpl-compression is distributed under  
the GPL, which satisfies lzo's licensing. That said, there is an  
effort underway to make bindings for one of the fast ASL-friendly  
codecs.

-- Owen

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