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From "Thomas Koch (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-2383) Replace JSON-licensed json dependencies
Date Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:03:33 GMT

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Thomas Koch commented on HBASE-2383:
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Hi stack, would be very fine, if you'd like to bring a REST server without agile json to the
currently release Hbase. Thank you!

> Replace JSON-licensed json dependencies
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-2383
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-2383
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: Task
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.3
>            Reporter: Thomas Koch
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.20.4, 0.21.0
>
>
> HBase depends on agile-json, which includes the following phrase in its license:
> "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil."
> Debian-Legal advised me, that for this phrase the software is considered non-free. As
a consequence, hbase could not be included in the official Debian distribution but only in
the contrib repository. I discussed this issue also with crockford, but he made it clear that
he has no intention to change his license.
> http://www.json.org lists several Java Json libraries. Maybe you could take another one
with a more sane license text?
> Yes, this issue is highly controversial and you'll most likely not spend the hours of
work only because crockford and Debian are both bullheads.
> Just keep this issue open as crockford-remembrance issue. May it help to fight the evil!

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