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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3010)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: JSON License and Apache Projects
Date Tue, 23 May 2017 19:30:07 GMT
Thanks it is the responsibility of PMC chairs to disseminate this information to their respective
communities.

Cheers,
Chris 

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 23, 2017, at 12:24 PM, Andreas Veithen <andreas.veithen@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Note that "reminding everyone" is a misleading formulation because the
> original message wasn't sent to PMCs, but only to board@apache.org,
> i.e. to PMC chairs.
> 
> Andreas
> 
>> On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 6:11 PM, Chris Mattmann <mattmann@apache.org> wrote:
>> Dear PMCs@,
>> 
>> Hi! As the new Legal VP, I am reminding everyone that the
>> grandfather exception for the JSON License and Apache projects
>> ended last month. As sent by Jim (our prior Legal VP) the relevant
>> text is below and I want to highlight the following statement:
>> 
>> --
>> If you have been using it, and have done so in a *release*, AND there has
>> been NO pushback from your community/eco-system, you have a temporary
>> exclusion from the Cat-X classification thru April 30, 2017. At that point in time,
>> ANY and ALL usage of these JSON licensed artifacts are DISALLOWED.
>> --
>> 
>> Thank you for your consideration and attention to this
>> matter.
>> 
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Chris Mattmann, VP, Legal ASF
>> 
>> 
>> From: Jim Jagielski <jim@jaguNET.com>
>> Reply-To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>
>> Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:04 AM
>> To: legal discuss <legal-discuss@apache.org>
>> Subject: Fwd: JSON License and Apache Projects
>> 
>> 
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> 
>> From: Jim Jagielski <jim@apache.org>
>> Subject: JSON License and Apache Projects
>> Date: November 23, 2016 at 9:10:39 AM EST
>> To: ASF Board <board@apache.org>
>> Reply-To: board@apache.org
>> Message-Id: <B56ABB21-9954-44CC-AA3D-693EE2BBAE5C@apache.org>
>> 
>> 
>> (forwarded from legal-discuss@)
>> 
>> As some of you may know, recently the JSON License has been
>> moved to Category X (https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved#category-x).
>> 
>> I understand that this has impacted some projects, especially
>> those in the midst of doing a release. I also understand that
>> up until now, really, there has been no real "outcry" over our
>> usage of it, especially from end-users and other consumers of
>> our projects which use it.
>> 
>> As compelling as that is, the fact is that the JSON license
>> itself is not OSI approved and is therefore not, by definition,
>> an "Open Source license" and, as such, cannot be considered as
>> one which is acceptable as related to categories.
>> 
>> Therefore, w/ my VP Legal hat on, I am making the following
>> statements:
>> 
>> o No new project, sub-project or codebase, which has not
>>  used JSON licensed jars (or similar), are allowed to use
>>  them. In other words, if you haven't been using them, you
>>  aren't allowed to start. It is Cat-X.
>> 
>> o If you have been using it, and have done so in a *release*,
>>  AND there has been NO pushback from your community/eco-system,
>>  you have a temporary exclusion from the Cat-X classification thru
>>  April 30, 2017. At that point in time, ANY and ALL usage
>>  of these JSON licensed artifacts are DISALLOWED. You must
>>  either find a suitably licensed replacement, or do without.
>>  There will be NO exceptions.
>> 
>> o Any situation not covered by the above is an implicit
>>  DISALLOWAL of usage.
>> 
>> Also please note that in the 2nd situation (where a temporary
>> exclusion has been granted), you MUST ensure that NOTICE explicitly
>> notifies the end-user that a JSON licensed artifact exists. They
>> may not be aware of it up to now, and that MUST be addressed.
>> 
>> If there are any questions, please ask on the legal-discuss@a.o
>> list.
>> 
>> --
>> Jim Jagielski
>> VP Legal Affairs
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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