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From "Segel, Mike" <mse...@navteq.com>
Subject RE: Custom Class Loader for Hadoop M/R jobs?
Date Thu, 15 Apr 2010 17:23:54 GMT
Ok, so are you using OSGi's code, or just writing your own code to implement a published API/specification?

I realize this is getting off topic, so you may just want to e-mail me directly.



-----Original Message-----
From: Marcel May [mailto:marcel.may@consol.de] 
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:35 AM
To: general@hadoop.apache.org
Subject: Re: Custom Class Loader for Hadoop M/R jobs?

On Apr 15, 2010, at 6:27 PM, Segel, Mike wrote:

> Caspar,
> While IANAL, I did a first blush read of OSGi's Specification License, Version 1.0. on
the website link: http://www.osgi.org/Specifications/Licensing as well as the license on the
download page: http://www.osgi.org/Download/Release4V42?info=nothanks.
> In a nutshell, OSGi's Specification License, Version 1.0. is incompatible with Apache's.

> That alone can explain why Apache projects won't touch OSGi.


> From a more practical issue, this problem is solved in other Apache projects, so why
not borrow from another Apache project like Tomcat?
> Does that make sense? It appears OSGi is a non-starter.
> -Mike


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