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From Donald Szeto <don...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Licensing requirement for binary artifacts without transitive deps
Date Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:01:35 GMT
Hi,

Thanks everyone for the input, especially Stian for taking a thorough look!

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 2:50 PM, Stian Soiland-Reyes <stain@apache.org>
wrote:

> it's quite a long list.. obviously you should fix your own metadata so
> predictionio does not become one of the "unknown licenses". :)
>

Sure will do.


> I can see a couple of GPL dependencies in there (mysql) which are red
> flags, e.g. mysql-connector-java, stax-api (dual licensed?) but
> otherwise it looks not bad. (quite a long list though! :)
>

With how Spark has evolved recently, we actually have no reason to build
against MySQL connector anymore, so that would be an easy fix.

3) CC No-Commercial
>
> > For documentation in docs/manual/:
> > This work is licensed under a Creative Commons
> > Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
> > http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
>
> This is a big no-no I'm afraid.. (Category X).  Apache projects must
> be usable and redistributable also for commercial use.
>

Yes. We have fixed it to be relicensed with APLv2. To my best knowledge,
all external contributions pre-ASF donation required ICLA signatures.


> I also see there are several pictures/binaries which you may need to
> clarify, e.g.
>
> docs/manual/bower_components/jcarousel/examples/_shared/
> img/img3_thumb.jpg:
>                            JPEG image data, Exif standard: [TIFF image
> data, little-endian, direntries=1, copyright=Marc Wiegelmann],
> baseline, precision 8, 75x75, frames 3
>

Perhaps we can unbundle Bower components from the source tree?

Sorry for the long email - don't be discouraged - PredictionIO looks
> quite good license wise :)
>

We took licensing quite seriously pre-ASF donation. :) Still missed a few
things as you suggested though.

Regards,
Donald

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