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From "Craig L Russell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-303) RocksDB Integrations
Date Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:24:00 GMT

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Craig L Russell commented on LEGAL-303:

I've reviewed the change in license for rocksdb in this pull request: 


If I read this correctly they have made significant changes:

0. Rocksdb is no longer licensed under BSD with a separate patent grant.

1. Rocksdb is now dual-licensed under GPL 2.0 and Apache 2.0. Users can choose which license
under which they use rocksdb. This change makes it suitable (as a dependency and/or distribution)
for use in both GPL-licensed works and Apache-licensed works. 

2. The patent grant/restriction has been removed entirely. There is no longer a file PATENTS
in the repository.

This changes everything.

> 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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