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From Garrett Rooney <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: JSON License
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:28:27 GMT
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Garrett Rooney
> <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Thoughts on:
>>> <snip>
>>> Copyright (c) 2002 JSON.org
>>> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
>>> of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to
>>> deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the
>>> rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or
>>> sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
>>> furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
>>> The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
>>> all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
>>> The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.
>>> THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
>>> IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
>>> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
>>> AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
>>> LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
>>> FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS
>>> IN THE SOFTWARE.
>>> </snip>
>>> While most of the license is BSD (I believe) the Good/Evil line in there is
>>> a bit weird.
>>
>> Just FYI we actually got a version of the JSON code relicensed without
>> the Good/Evil bit for use in Abdera, so the author is willing to be
>> flexible about it.
>
> Got a pointer?  I've talked to the author on numerous occasions, and
> my experience is that he has no interested in relaxing the license.
> I'll be seeing him again at the end of this month.

It used to be located at http://json.org/java/apache.zip but it
appears to be missing (we're not actually using it any more, so I
hadn't noticed).

See the mailing list discussion here for details:

http://markmail.org/message/tgugrzi2unaowerh#query:abdera%20json%20license+page:1+mid:nzyximv23dvncnai+state:results

-garrett

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