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From "John D. Ament (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-198) Amazon Software License compatibility
Date Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:29:37 GMT

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John D. Ament commented on LEGAL-198:
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Just from my own knowledge of AWS, the kinesis client was moved from the labs area into the
main area in 2013.  New applications should try to upgrade to the 1.7 or higher kinesis client,
which is available in the main AWS repo.

So yes, this is going to be a per version type of issue.

However, looking at Nifi's dependency structure, they're using 1.10 which should be under
apache license, see also [1] and [2].  [2] explicitly indicates that the 1.10.x release of
AWS SDK is using Apache License (with this odd disclaimer).

1. https://github.com/apache/nifi/blob/master/pom.xml#L1233
2. https://github.com/aws/aws-sdk-java/blob/master/aws-java-sdk-kinesis/build.properties

> 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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