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From Sean Owen <sro...@apache.org>
Subject Re: A grace period for getting rid of JSON license jars
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:10:44 GMT
(BCC legal-discuss, for a side comment)

FWIW Spark should be un-blocked because it doesn't need the bit of Hive
that uses json.org code, and that's the only usage, so it's just excluded
from the project:

https://github.com/apache/spark/pull/15798

I agree with the sentiment in any event.

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 1:23 PM Alan Gates <alanfgates@gmail.com> wrote:

> The recent moving of the JSON license to category X means that a number of
> projects cannot do any releases until this is fixed.  I know this includes
> Hadoop, Hive, and Spark, and probably a number of others since
> hadoop-common (which many project use) depends on jars from json.org.
> The Hive team in particular is trying to get a maintenance release out
> which is blocked by this.
>
> I talked with Jim Jagielski briefly today and he suggested that perhaps we
> could have a grandfather clause on this so that projects that already are
> using it could continue to, at least for a period of time, so that they can
> continue to produce releases rather than needing to spend unplanned time
> switching out this library[1].
>
> To be specific I propose we give projects already using this license 6
> months to clean this up in which they can continue to release with
> dependencies on the JSON license.
>
> Alan.
>
> 1. The amount of time to fix this will not be trivial.  Based on a little
> bit of digging I’ve done the alternatives are not 100% identical in their
> behavior which will mean projects will need to thoroughly test the
> replacements and change their code to deal with the differences.
>
>
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