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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (LEGAL-173) Using Virtuoso GPL2 JDBC driver in one of the Apache Clerezza (optional) components
Date Sat, 20 Feb 2016 22:42:18 GMT

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Henri Yandell closed LEGAL-173.
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    Resolution: Won't Fix

Resolving.

Summary:

Copying from Sam:  "Use during a build is fine, as is providing instructions as to how users
can obtain and install the Virtuoso JDBC driver. There certainly are plenty of permissively
licensed JDBC drivers that can be used as an alternative."

Noting that a version of Clerezza was released which included a version of the Virtuoso driver
under GPL with the exception. Clerezza has released a subsequent version without this.


> Using Virtuoso GPL2 JDBC driver in one of the Apache Clerezza (optional) components
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-173
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-173
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Minto van der Sluis
>
> Due to incompatibility Apache projects should not use GPL dependencies. However in this
particular case Virtuoso has the following exemption in one of its license files (https://github.com/openlink/virtuoso-opensource/blob/develop/6/LICENSE):
> Client Protocol Driver exemptions
> ---------------------------------
>     In addition, as a special exemption, OpenLink Software gives
>     permission to use the unmodified client libraries (ODBC, JDBC,
>     ADO.NET, OleDB, Jena, Sesame and Redland providers) in your own
>     application whether open-source or not, with no obligation to use
>     the GPL on the resulting application. In all other respects you 
>     must abide by the terms of the GPL.
> Does this allow us to use the Virtuoso JDBC driver?



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