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From "Matei Zaharia (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-198) Amazon Software License compatibility
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:52:14 GMT

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Matei Zaharia commented on LEGAL-198:
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I see, so even though we are not modifying this code (only linking to it), it's against the
ASF licensing policy? I'm happy to do that, I can just ask them to maintain this as a separate
module, but I want to confirm. It wasn't 100% clear from https://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html#criteriaandcategories.

> Amazon Software License compatibility
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-198
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-198
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Matei Zaharia
>
> We recently received a patch to add support for the Amazon Kinesis data source in Apache
Spark, which uses the following library: https://github.com/awslabs/amazon-kinesis-client
licensed under the Amazon Software License: https://aws.amazon.com/asl/. Would it be okay
to have a Maven dependency on this library in an Apache project? From a quick look at the
license, it seems reasonable, but I’d like to double-check. The one restriction that may
be strange is "3.3 Use Limitation. The Work and any derivative works thereof only may be used
or intended for use with the web services, computing platforms or applications provided by
Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, including Amazon Web Services, Inc.”. However, it also
says "derivative works shall not include works that remain separable from, or merely link
(or bind by name) to the interfaces of, the Work", so I'm not sure our project would be a
derivative work.



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