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From "Sam Ruby (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-173) Using Virtuoso GPL2 JDBC driver in one of the Apache Clerezza (optional) components
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:28:51 GMT

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Sam Ruby commented on LEGAL-173:
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> There is no intention for Clerezza to (re-)distribute the Virtuoso libraries.

Cool, then there is no issue.

> it is more of a build time dependency for the Clerezza Virtuoso abstraction component


No concern here either.  
                
> Using Virtuoso GPL2 JDBC driver in one of the Apache Clerezza (optional) components
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-173
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-173
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Minto van der Sluis
>
> Due to incompatibility Apache projects should not use GPL dependencies. However in this
particular case Virtuoso has the following exemption in one of its license files (https://github.com/openlink/virtuoso-opensource/blob/develop/6/LICENSE):
> Client Protocol Driver exemptions
> ---------------------------------
>     In addition, as a special exemption, OpenLink Software gives
>     permission to use the unmodified client libraries (ODBC, JDBC,
>     ADO.NET, OleDB, Jena, Sesame and Redland providers) in your own
>     application whether open-source or not, with no obligation to use
>     the GPL on the resulting application. In all other respects you 
>     must abide by the terms of the GPL.
> Does this allow us to use the Virtuoso JDBC driver?

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