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From Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com>
Subject JSON Usage Prohibited
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:41:42 GMT
The following information has been received from ASF legal:

The JSON License has been moved to Category X (https://www.apache.org/legal/
> resolved#category-x).
>  o No new project, sub-project or codebase, which has not
>    used JSON licensed jars (or similar), are allowed to use
>    them. In other words, if you haven't been using them, you
>    aren't allowed to start. It is Cat-X.
>  o If you have been using it, and have done so in a *release*,
>    AND there has been NO pushback from your community/eco-system,
>    you have a temporary exclusion from the Cat-X classification thru
>    April 30, 2017. At that point in time, ANY and ALL usage
>    of these JSON licensed artifacts are DISALLOWED. You must
>    either find a suitably licensed replacement, or do without.
>    There will be NO exceptions.
>  o Any situation not covered by the above is an implicit
>    DISALLOWAL of usage.

As far as I can tell, none of XGC, Batik, or FOP currently use JSON.

Glenn Adams
XML Graphics PMC Chair

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