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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: copyright infringement in CouchDB 1.5.0
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:45:42 GMT
FYI: jshint is believed to be truly under this license
https://github.com/jshint/jshint/blob/2.x/LICENSE.

B.

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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