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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: License of used 3rd party component Berkeley DB - clarification needed
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2011 12:59:01 GMT
On 12/1/11 1:53 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 6:15 AM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
> <orwittmann@googlemail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I think I was somehow to fast on my reaction regarding the license of the
>> used 3rd party component Berkeley DB.
>
> Interesting.  Wikipedia says it uses a strong copyleft license called
> "sleepycat":
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleepycat_License
i made the same observation and i think Oliver is taken right to clarify 
it with legal. It would be of course nice we could use it ;-)

Juergen

>
> But maybe that has changed?
>
> -Rob
>
>> Below you find the license text.
>> For me this license look very permissive regarding Apache's 3rd party
>> licensing policy.
>>
>> I will submit a corresponding JIRA-legal issue to get this license
>> categorized as category A.
>>
>>
>> Here is the license text, found in the used source tarball [1]. It is more
>> or less the same as the license text found at [2] for the recent version:
>> <license text>
>> /*-
>>   * $Id: LICENSE,v 12.9 2008/02/07 17:12:17 mark Exp $
>>   */
>>
>> The following is the license that applies to this copy of the Berkeley DB
>> software.  For a license to use the Berkeley DB software under conditions
>> other than those described here, or to purchase support for this software,
>> please contact Oracle at berkeleydb-info_us@oracle.com.
>>
>> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
>> /*
>>   * Copyright (c) 1990,2008 Oracle.  All rights reserved.
>>   *
>>   * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
>>   * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
>>   * are met:
>>   * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
>>   *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
>>   * 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
>>   *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
>>   *    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
>>   * 3. Redistributions in any form must be accompanied by information on
>>   *    how to obtain complete source code for the DB software and any
>>   *    accompanying software that uses the DB software.  The source code
>>   *    must either be included in the distribution or be available for no
>>   *    more than the cost of distribution plus a nominal fee, and must be
>>   *    freely redistributable under reasonable conditions.  For an
>>   *    executable file, complete source code means the source code for all
>>   *    modules it contains.  It does not include source code for modules or
>>   *    files that typically accompany the major components of the operating
>>   *    system on which the executable file runs.
>>   *
>>   * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY ORACLE ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
>>   * IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
>>   * WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR
>>   * NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE DISCLAIMED.  IN NO EVENT SHALL ORACLE BE LIABLE
>>   * FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
>>   * CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
>>   * SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR
>>   * BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
>>   * WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE
>>   * OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN
>>   * IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
>>   */
>> /*
>>   * Copyright (c) 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995
>>   *      The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.
>>   *
>>   * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
>>   * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
>>   * are met:
>>   * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
>>   *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
>>   * 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
>>   *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
>>   *    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
>>   * 3. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors
>>   *    may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
>>   *    without specific prior written permission.
>>   *
>>   * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND
>>   * ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
>>   * IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
>> PURPOSE
>>   * ARE DISCLAIMED.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE
>>   * FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
>> CONSEQUENTIAL
>>   * DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS
>>   * OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
>>   * HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
>> STRICT
>>   * LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
>>   * OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
>>   * SUCH DAMAGE.
>>   */
>> /*
>>   * Copyright (c) 1995, 1996
>>   *      The President and Fellows of Harvard University.  All rights
>> reserved.
>>   *
>>   * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
>>   * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
>>   * are met:
>>   * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
>>   *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
>>   * 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
>>   *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
>>   *    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
>>   * 3. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors
>>   *    may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
>>   *    without specific prior written permission.
>>   *
>>   * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY HARVARD AND ITS CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND
>>   * ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
>>   * IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
>> PURPOSE
>>   * ARE DISCLAIMED.  IN NO EVENT SHALL HARVARD OR ITS CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE
>>   * FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
>> CONSEQUENTIAL
>>   * DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS
>>   * OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
>>   * HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
>> STRICT
>>   * LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
>>   * OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
>>   * SUCH DAMAGE.
>>   */
>> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
>> /***
>>   * ASM: a very small and fast Java bytecode manipulation framework
>>   * Copyright (c) 2000-2005 INRIA, France Telecom
>>   * All rights reserved.
>>   *
>>   * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
>>   * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
>>   * are met:
>>   * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
>>   *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
>>   * 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
>>   *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
>>   *    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
>>   * 3. Neither the name of the copyright holders nor the names of its
>>   *    contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
>>   *    this software without specific prior written permission.
>>   *
>>   * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS
>> IS"
>>   * AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
>>   * IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
>> PURPOSE
>>   * ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE
>>   * LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
>>   * CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
>>   * SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS
>>   * INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
>>   * CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE)
>>   * ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF
>>   * THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
>>   */
>> </license text>
>>
>> [1] d70951c80dabecc2892c919ff5d07172-db-4.7.25.NC-custom.tar.gz
>> [2]
>> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/berkeleydb/downloads/oslicense-093458.html


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