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From Stian Soiland-Reyes <st...@apache.org>
Subject Re: A grace period for getting rid of JSON license jars
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:12:28 GMT
Would it be too much to ask such projects to note clearly the JSON.org
license in its LICENSE, NOTICE or README? It just needs to say it is not
considered open source..?

On 16 Nov 2016 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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