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From "Zeolla@GMail.com" <zeo...@gmail.com>
Subject Apache Metron - licensing question
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:46:11 GMT
Hi all,


I recently asked a licensing question to our dev mailing list.  I did get
feedback
<https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/a4e2e7bb7fb7497033696645b011c5604790f23f3802aaab32f1bd01@%3Cdev.metron.apache.org%3E>
from one of our mentors, but he also requested that we get a double check.
Please see below for a bit of background and my questions.  Thanks!


*Background*

We have a situation where a portion of code
<https://github.com/apache/incubator-metron/tree/master/metron-sensors/bro-plugin-kafka>
was created for Apache Metron (incubating), which is a plugin for a
separate open source project, bro <https://www.bro.org/>.  The code was
later pushed out by the initial author to the bro community under the
3-Clause BSD license
<https://github.com/bro/bro-plugins/blob/master/kafka/COPYING>, and
some important
enhancements
<https://github.com/bro/bro-plugins/commit/b9f1f35415cb0db065348da0a5043a8353b4a0a8>
have been made to the plugin in that separate community, which we would
like to include in our code, while merging with some recent changes
<https://github.com/apache/incubator-metron/commit/a2452a25caffdd8c35fd9efe0ed49ce0dd2e3781>
that have been made in the Metron code base as well (i.e. we are not simply
pulling the code down from the external project).  This was discussed
recently
<https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/c92acd125dae05f0537d4505e0254dfa6382ca9f40edba7d2f4c6224@%3Cdev.metron.apache.org%3E>
on the Metron dev mailing list, and we wanted to get some clarification
before moving forward.


*Questions*

1. Is it valid to assume that, as Casey mentioned
<https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/7468692c96ed0cb012ac9014229694ba8edf3a3b3b55d346eec57019@%3Cdev.metron.apache.org%3E>,
these are two separate plugins and we can simply make modifications to our
code base to resolve the current multithreading issue?

2. If we do 1, will this require a line in our LICENSE file as a derivative
work, or anything else?


Thanks,

Jon
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Jon

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