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From "Zhankun Tang (Jira)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-477) Can we use MariaDB java client LGPL-2.1 as Apache project dependency since apache license is in the FLOSS exception list?
Date Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:37:00 GMT

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Zhankun Tang commented on LEGAL-477:
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[~jmclean] , another two questions,
1. What if we use mariaDB connector when develop, but we don't include the jar in our release?
And we provide script to prepare jar for the users. Does this violate the ASF policy?
2. If we release a Docker image, can it contains mariaDB database pre-installed?

> Can we use MariaDB java client LGPL-2.1 as Apache project dependency since apache license
is in the FLOSS exception list?
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-477
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-477
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Zhankun Tang
>            Priority: Major
>
> Dear Apache Legal Affairs Committee,
> The [submarine|https://hadoop.apache.org/submarine/]] project community now has encountered
a legal issue when we want to use the MariaDB java client as a dependency and distributed
it.
> From LEGAL-462, it seems we cannot do this. But submarine is an open-source project
may not fit in this. So I filed this Jira to double-confirm this.
>  
> From the license of [MariaDB java client|https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/licensing-faq/#distributing-an-application-with-a-mariadb-connectorclient]],
and the [FLOSS exception details, |https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/mariadb-license/#the-floss-exception] see
the snippets below.
> {code:java}
> Free software/open source applications
> If your application is Free software/open source and uses one of the licenses listed
in the FLOSS exception, the GPL in the client library does not affect your application.
> {code}
> {code:java}
>   2. FLOSS License List
> License name Version(s)/Copyright Date
> Academic Free License 2.0
> Apache Software License 1.0/1.1/2.0
> Apple Public Source License 2.0
> {code}
> It seems that LGPL-2.1 allows Apache project like Submarine to link this MariaDB java
client jar dependency and distribute with it, is my understanding correct?
> BR,
> Zhankun



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