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From "Joseph Witt (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-245) Use of org.json in Apache Projects
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2016 22:05:25 GMT

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Joseph Witt commented on LEGAL-245:
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This is the specific dependency being used  http://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.json/json/20151123

This was a request related to a PR submitted to the Apache NiFi project.  It isn't entirely
obvious to me that the codebase is actually under the 'json.org license'.  That is what the
maven artifact repository links to though.  When looking at the source the artifact repository
links to though it appears not to include any sort of license or notice other than a reference
in the REAME of 

{quote}
The license includes this restriction: "The software shall be used for good,
not evil." If your conscience cannot live with that, then choose a different
package.
{quote}

But if it is actually the json.org license it appears to be a legit option as per http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#json
but i am not sure because the artifact that resolved response links to is broken.

Bottom line, just seems a bit wonky and we need guidance to proceed with this artifact or
not.

Thanks

> Use of org.json in Apache Projects
> ----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-245
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-245
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Adis Cesir
>
> org.json license is not on the explicitly approved list and even though the license itself
is acceptable it contains the "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil."
> Maven Repo: http://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.json/json
> License: http://www.json.org/license.html
> Can this library be used from a legal standpoint?



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