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From "Justin Mclean (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 21:04:00 GMT

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Justin Mclean commented on LEGAL-477:
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1. It depends if this is an optional dependancy or not. I'm not sure if this has been answered
yet.
2. Assuming it's optional why would you want to do that?

> 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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