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From "Gian Merlino (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-437) Optional GPL dependencies in Docker images
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:52:00 GMT
Gian Merlino created LEGAL-437:

             Summary: Optional GPL dependencies in Docker images
                 Key: LEGAL-437
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-437
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Gian Merlino

Infra offers automated pushes of images to Docker Hub (https://hub.docker.com/u/apache/).
As we are looking into setting this up with Apache Druid, a question came up about our optional
MySQL dependency (Derby and PostgreSQL are other options). Would it be okay to include the
connector jar in a Docker image published on Docker Hub, if it is in an extension that is
not enabled by default, and is clearly marked?

An argument was raised on the Druid dev list that it should be, since this form of distribution
appears to be "mere aggregation" similar to inclusion of GPL licensed programs like bash,
cp, ls, and others, which are common on published Docker images for other ASF projects. But
we want to double-check.

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