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From "Sean Busbey (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-222) Can HBase redistribute JRuby?
Date Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:53:05 GMT
Sean Busbey created LEGAL-222:

             Summary: Can HBase redistribute JRuby?
                 Key: LEGAL-222
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-222
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Sean Busbey

HBase currently relies on an older version of JRuby (1.6.8) that we redistribute via the jruby-complete
jar made by that project.

While cleaning up our license notifications (HBASE-14085) I've been verifying that we have
any supplemental licensing info from included dependencies (that is, stuff beyond the license
listed in a pom).

The overall licensing for JRuby is CPL 1.0 and it mentions bundling some other works under
a combination of licenses that are all categorized as various degrees of fine for inclusion
by an ASF project ([ref jruby 1.6.8 COPYING information|https://github.com/jruby/jruby/blob/1.6.8/COPYING]).

It also includes the ruby language files from MRI ruby 1.8 and 1.9 under "The Ruby License"
([ref jruby 1.6.8 LICENSE.RUBY details|https://github.com/jruby/jruby/blob/1.6.8/LICENSE.RUBY]
and referenced no-op [LEGAL|https://github.com/jruby/jruby/blob/1.6.8/LEGAL]). These files
are needed for jruby to function, so I can't e.g. excise them from the version we redistribute.

The legal FAQ mentions that it's okay for ruby-implemented projects to have dependencies that
are under the Ruby License, but it doesn't categorize the license generally or state if it's
okay to redistribute.

Can we redistribute this jar?

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