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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License of used 3rd party component Berkeley DB - clarification needed
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:01:09 GMT
2011/12/1 Jürgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@googlemail.com>:
> 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 ;-)
>

Absolutely.  And maybe we "patch" Wikipedia when we're done ;-)

> 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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