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From Benoit Chesneau <beno...@e-engura.org>
Subject Re: copyright infringement in CouchDB 1.5.0
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:50:21 GMT

On 19 Nov 2013, at 22:45, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:

> FYI: jshint is believed to be truly under this license
> https://github.com/jshint/jshint/blob/2.x/LICENSE.
> 
> B.
> 

well afaik the license used for jshint is edited in the file:

https://github.com/jshint/jshint/blob/2.x/src/jshint.js#L19

The LICENSE  in the code is different is different from the LICENSE file.

- benoit


> On 19 November 2013 21:40, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Do we have a genuine issue here? The IP clearance process for this
>> contribution is at
>> https://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/couchdb-fauxton.html
>> 
>> Robert Newson
>> CouchDB PMC
>> 
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <gcs@debian.org>
>> Date: 19 November 2013 21:18
>> Subject: copyright infringement in CouchDB 1.5.0
>> To: CouchDB Development <dev@couchdb.apache.org>
>> 
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> The file src/fauxton/assets/js/libs/jshint.js in CouchDB 1.5.0 has a
>> non-free license. It contains this phrase: "The Software shall be used
>> for Good, not Evil". Please see how others like Google and Debian
>> realized that this makes it non-free software[1][2].
>> Other projects like the other NoSQL database, WhiteDB migrate to a free
>> JSON parser[3] called YAJL[4].
>> 
>> Kind regards,
>> Laszlo/GCS
>> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Crockford#Criticism
>> [2] https://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses#JSON_evil_license
>> [3] https://github.com/priitj/whitedb/commit/a76c903ee9027d67b71bf864ab807a6a29c21050
>> [4] http://lloyd.github.io/yajl/
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