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From Mike Drob <md...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Facebook BSD+patents license and Apache products
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:06:11 GMT
As CPL goes, EPL also goes.

On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 4:01 PM, Luis Villa <luis@lu.is> wrote:

> Hi, Chris-
> Given the rationale here, will MPL 1.1 (Sec. 8.2(b)) and CPL 1.0 (Sec. 7,
> second paragraph) be moved from Category B to Category X?
>
> Thanks-
> Luis
>
> On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 9:56 AM Chris Mattmann <mattmann@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> As some of you may know, recently the Facebook BSD+patents license has
>> been
>> moved to Category X (https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved#category-x).
>> Please see LEGAL-303 [1] for a discussion of this. The license is also
>> referred
>> to as the ROCKSDB license, even though Facebook BSD+patents is its more
>> industry standard name.
>>
>> This has impacted some projects, to date based on LEGAL-303
>> and the detective work of Todd Lipcon:
>>
>> Samza, Flink, Marmotta, Kafka and Bahir
>>
>> (perhaps more)
>>
>> Please take notice of the following policy:
>>
>> o No new project, sub-project or codebase, which has not
>>   used Facebook BSD+patents 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*,
>>   you have a temporary exclusion from the Cat-X classification thru
>>   August 31, 2017. At that point in time, ANY and ALL usage
>>   of these Facebook BSD+patents 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 Facebook BSD+patents 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.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Chris Mattmann
>> VP Legal Affairs
>>
>> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-303
>>
>>
>>
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