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From "Robert Kanter (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-269) Linking to external 3rd party GPLv3 library
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:27:20 GMT
Robert Kanter created LEGAL-269:
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             Summary: Linking to external 3rd party GPLv3 library
                 Key: LEGAL-269
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-269
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Robert Kanter


Apache Oozie relies on an external 3rd party GPLv3 licensed library for its Web UI called
ext-js.  It's a really old version (v2.2) that isn't even linked on their website anymore,
though the file was still on their servers (usually, we've had cases in the past where it's
been temporarily removed or moved).  Anyway, it looks like they finally removed it for good.
 

Due to the licensing, we've not been including ext-js with Oozie itself, and it's use is optional.

The Oozie documentation has been linking to the 3rd party's website to download ext-js.  Now
that the link is no longer working, we're trying to figure out a solution for users wanting
to get it.  I imagine that we can't host a copy on the Apache Oozie website, right?  Cloudera
also has a copy on its website, and we've discussed linking the Oozie docs to there.

Can you comment from a licensing perspective on both of these options?  Any other ideas?

Here's the contents of the license.txt file from ext-js for reference:
{noformat}
Ext JS - JavaScript Library
Copyright (c) 2006-2008, Ext JS, LLC
All rights reserved.
licensing@extjs.com

http://extjs.com/license

Open Source License
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ext is licensed under the terms of the Open Source GPL 3.0 license. 

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

There are several FLOSS exceptions available for use with this release for
open source applications that are distributed under a license other than the GPL.

* Open Source License Exception for Applications

  http://extjs.com/products/floss-exception.php

* Open Source License Exception for Development

  http://extjs.com/products/ux-exception.php


Commercial License
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is the appropriate option if you are creating proprietary applications and you are 
not prepared to distribute and share the source code of your application under the 
GPL v3 license. Please visit http://extjs.com/license for more details.


OEM / Reseller License
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
For more details, please visit: http://extjs.com/license.

--

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
{noformat}



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