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From "Lawrence Rosen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-220) Python script that imports LGPL
Date Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:53:04 GMT

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Lawrence Rosen commented on LEGAL-220:

Why would Apache require this cumbersome procedure if ASF can simply distribute this FOSS
program (PyMySQL library) as the LGPL license already allows us to do? 

Is there a practical reason why we would make our customers get their own copy of a FOSS program
merely because we have some "infectious" objection to LGPL source code? 


> Python script that imports LGPL
> -------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-220
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-220
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Alejandro Fernandez
> To whom it may concern,
> I'm developing a standalone utility that's a single Python file that connects to the
MySQL database used by Apache Ambari.
> My python script imports PyMySQL module at run-time, which is licensed under LGPL.
> This means that a customer running this utility would have to install the PyMySQL library
themselves, and then run my script.
> Can my script be shipped with Apache Ambari under ASF v2 license?
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AMBARI-12455
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12747062/ru_magician.py
> I've read [http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html] "WHICH LICENSES MAY NOT BE INCLUDED
WITHIN APACHE PRODUCTS?", but it isn't clear since I'm not actually including the LGPL library
in my source code, but importing it at run-time.
> Further, PyMySQL module was meant to replace MySQLdb because the latter was GPL.
> Please advise, thank you.

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