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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: JSON License and Apache Projects
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:11:47 GMT
On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Justin Mclean
<justin@classsoftware.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> Are the maven coordinates org.json?  Does that mean that this link [1]
>> which implies ALv2 and MIT licensing is incorrect?
>
> It’s modified MIT so MIT is sort of right.

MIT is OSI certified, compatible with the GPL, and category A.

The JSON license is not OSI certified, not compatible with the GPL,
and (now) category X.

> The pom contains:
>     <licenses>
>         <license>
>             <name>MIT</name>
>             <url>http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT</url>
>             <distribution>repo</distribution>
>             <comments>The software shall be used for good, not evil.</comments>
>         </license>
>     </licenses>

The POM is incorrect.

> But the full license text is here. [1]
>
> Also interesting to note FSF consider it non free [2]
>
> Thanks,
> Justin
>
> 1. http://www.json.org/license.html
> 2. http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:JSON

- Sam Ruby

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