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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Fwd: copyright infringement in CouchDB 1.5.0
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:40:55 GMT

Do we have a genuine issue here? The IP clearance process for this
contribution is at

Robert Newson

---------- 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>


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,
[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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