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From "Gian Merlino (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-437) Optional GPL dependencies in Docker images
Date Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:58:00 GMT

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Gian Merlino commented on LEGAL-437:
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bq. Separately; if we include an optional MySQL connector, we'll need to abide by the GPLv2.
So we'll need to include the source code for the connector as well as the binary.

Why would the requirement to include source apply to the MySQL connector jar but not to programs
like bash, ls, mv, etc, which are also in the Docker container and are also GPL licensed?
(Including source for those programs does not seem to be common practice in the Docker world.)

> 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
>            Priority: Major
>
> 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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