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From "Lawrence Rosen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-222) Can HBase redistribute JRuby?
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:02:05 GMT

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Lawrence Rosen commented on LEGAL-222:
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Sean wrote: "I was merely citing ASF policy."

Thanks. I only replied to this JIRA #222 because JIRA-Legal threads actually go to legal-discuss@.
This is fortunately a public list free for *on-topic* discussions. It is convenient for me
to say things once *and* have them archived in JIRA.  

I appreciate that you are following ASF policy and board members' instructions. That's not
your problem to fix except to the extent that you are an ASF member with a vote.  :-)

/Larry


> 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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