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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-282) Can Apache projects rely on Ansible (GPL 3) if they don't distribute it?
Date Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:33:58 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-282:
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Muchos doesn't describe itself as a tool for Ansible users; a Muchos user doesn't seem to
be for someone using Ansible, rather Muchos seems to be for someone using Accumulo and just
happens to use Ansible. ie) the Accumulo user may be surprised at the licensing they are being
encouraged to accept. I would want to see Muchos describe within Accumulo in such a way that
its being an Ansible plugin/tool was clearer.

https://github.com/astralway/muchos/blob/d4d8c0de7cac0d509dd8a0278d79216e441f8eb7/bin/impl/muchos/main.py
is the playbook? The only concern about that file specifically that I would have is whether
it's based on a previous playbook/plugin from Ansible that was under GPLv3. Otherwise I agree
with Jim (if he was saying such) that the Muchos files don't seem affected by the GPLv3 licensing.


> Can Apache projects rely on Ansible (GPL 3) if they don't distribute it?
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-282
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-282
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Mike Walch
>
> I am a committer on Apache Accumulo. I created a tool (called [Muchos|https://github.com/astralway/muchos])
that launches an AWS EC2 cluster running Accumulo. The Muchos code currently resides on GitHub
and is licensed as Apache 2.0. I would like to donate it to Apache Accumulo as contrib project
but it contains code that relies on [Ansible|https://github.com/ansible/ansible] which is
GPL 3. Muchos does not distribute Ansible but it has a [script|https://github.com/astralway/muchos/blob/master/ansible/scripts/install_ansible.sh]
that installs Ansible in CentOS using yum.  Muchos also has Ansible playbook code (written
by me) that is executed by Ansible to setup the cluster. From reading the [previously asked
questions page|http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html], it sounds like this might be OK
as long as I don't distribute Ansible but I am not sure.



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