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From Luis Villa <l...@lu.is>
Subject Re: Facebook BSD+patents license and Apache products
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:01:19 GMT
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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