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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] HAWQ 2.0.0-beta-incubating RC4
Date Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:17:35 GMT
On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:06 PM, Justin Mclean <> wrote:
> Hi,
> -1 binding until license and crypto issues are cleared up.

Justin, thanks for your quick review -- you're awesome, man!

Still I have a few questions/comments ;-)

> I notice the NOTICE mentions "Classpath Exception to the GPL” this is Category X
> and can’t be included in an release. See

I think this section of NOTICE is simply not worded well enough.
It is a good ol' Jersey after all:

Better yet, I think we actually got rid of it so we can strike that part

> This release also looks to contain crypto software - has this been followed? [4]

Not it doesn't. It dynamically links against Crypto software, but as you can see
this is a source release only. A similar issue of the dynamic linking
against crypto/GPL
libraries came up during incubation and was addressed:

> I checked:
> - file contain incubating
> - signatures and hashes good
> - DISCLAIMER exists
> - LICENSE and  NOTICE have (lots) issues
> - source files have headers
> - no unexpected binary files


> - unable to compile from source (but probably my set up - complains about json-c)

The easiest way to build is via a docker container:

> License and notice issues:
> - LICENSE is missing many BSD, MIT and similar pieces of licensed software.

Well, this is where I get to be an old fart and insist that
a position of LICENSE only containing ALv2 is actually
legally defensible and something that I've been advocating.

That said, a few recent threads (and especially a Marvin's
thoughtful response) convinced me that instead of endlessly
arguing about it I may as well go with the flow -- so yeah,
lets just move some parts of NOTICE to LICENSE.

> - NOTICE should not include MIT, BSD or normally Apache licenses. [1][2]

MIT/BSD -- see above. I actually really don't like them in LICENSE,
but like I said -- lets not argue about that.

Apache License  -- no sure what you mean here -- I think we're simply
bubbling up the dependencies NOTICEs. Why is that wrong?

> - NOTICE also should not include anything that is not bundled in the actual source release.[3]
(e.g. junit)

See bellow. I think we're bundling bits and pieces of it. But I'll
re-review since there could be entries that snuck into this
NOTICE from the binary NOTICE.

> - Some files listed in NOTICE don’t exist e.g. src/google/protobuf/stubs/atomicops_internals_aix.h.
This makes it hard to review.

I think those are locations in the original. IIRC, the code
ended up in a few different places in HAWQ when it was
leveraged. It wasn't quite cut-n-paste, but it wasn't
code encapsulation either. Not sure what do you want
us to do to handle that case.


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