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From "Alex Harui (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-198) Amazon Software License compatibility
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:46:16 GMT

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Alex Harui commented on LEGAL-198:
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I'm not an expert in this area, but it looks like SourceForge projects can also have Maven
artifacts in Maven Central.  See https://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-central-repository-upload.html

Before doing that, I would recommend getting two questions answered:
1) What is the ASF Trademark ruling on use of "flink" in the Maven coordinates for an artifact
that is not "from the ASF".  IMO, the shaded protobuf cannot be part of an Apache project
since its source cannot be licensed in a way that would work for the ASF so this artifact
is "third-party" and has to conform to 3rd-party branding guidelines
2) What is Amazon's or Google's opinion of having shaded versions of its code distributed
in Maven Central.  Especially if Amazon owns the code, will distribution via Maven meet their
use restrictions?




> Amazon Software License compatibility
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-198
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-198
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Matei Zaharia
>
> We recently received a patch to add support for the Amazon Kinesis data source in Apache
Spark, which uses the following library: https://github.com/awslabs/amazon-kinesis-client
licensed under the Amazon Software License: https://aws.amazon.com/asl/. Would it be okay
to have a Maven dependency on this library in an Apache project? From a quick look at the
license, it seems reasonable, but I’d like to double-check. The one restriction that may
be strange is "3.3 Use Limitation. The Work and any derivative works thereof only may be used
or intended for use with the web services, computing platforms or applications provided by
Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, including Amazon Web Services, Inc.”. However, it also
says "derivative works shall not include works that remain separable from, or merely link
(or bind by name) to the interfaces of, the Work", so I'm not sure our project would be a
derivative work.



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