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From "Sean Busbey (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-222) Can HBase redistribute JRuby?
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:39:05 GMT

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Sean Busbey commented on LEGAL-222:
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{quote}
bq. (Sean) Category B is only okay for binary redistribution.
That's the nonsense part. Because of our own ALv2 and the Ruby license attribution notices.
the source code is always freely available at a known location. It mystifies me why we would
limit ourselves to making only the binary available for copyrighted works. The Ruby license
says this:

3. You may distribute the software in object code or binary form,
provided that you do at least ONE of the following:....

/Larry (repetitive about this as always!  )
{quote}

I was merely citing ASF policy. Whatever the foundation may be allowed to do within the confines
of the law doesn't impact what I'm constrained to as a PMC member acting via the delegated
authority of the board. I'm happy to read about proposed changes to the foundation policy
on discussion lists but please keep jira comments focused on the task at hand.

> 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
>            Assignee: Sam Ruby
>
> 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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