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From "David Recordon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-303) RocksDB Integrations
Date Sat, 15 Jul 2017 21:11:03 GMT

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David Recordon commented on LEGAL-303:
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Hi all, wanted to jump in here to let everyone know that the RocksDB team is adjusting the
licensing such that it will be dual-licensed under the Apache 2 and GPL 2 (for MySQL compatibility)
licenses. This should happen shortly and well ahead of August 31st. I'll leave the history
and philosophy around licensing alone since it's generally a complex discussion to have and
I'm not sure that it has actually been fully captured in this thread especially vis a vis
Facebook's intent.

Hopefully this morning's guidance to PMCs can be adjusted since I don't think any of us see
a bunch of extra engineering effort as a desirable thing across the ASF projects which are
already making use of RocksDB :)

Thanks,
--David

> RocksDB Integrations
> --------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-303
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-303
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Jeff Jirsa
>            Assignee: Chris A. Mattmann
>
> Hi Legal,
> There's a hypothetical question on the Apache Cassandra mailing list about potentially
expanding Cassandra's storage to be pluggable, specifically using RocksDB.
> RocksDB has a 3 clause BSD license (
> https://github.com/facebook/rocksdb/blob/master/LICENSE ), and a patent
> grant ( https://github.com/facebook/rocksdb/blob/master/PATENTS )
> I know the 3 clause BSD license is fine, but is the wording of the patent grant problematic?

> cc [~dikanggu]



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