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Replace JSON-licensed json dependencies
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Key: HBASE-2427
URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-2427
Project: Hadoop HBase
Issue Type: Task
Affects Versions: 0.20.3
Reporter: Thomas Koch
Priority: Blocker
Fix For: 0.20.4, 0.21.0


HBase depends on agile-json, which includes the following phrase in its license:

"The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil."

Debian-Legal advised me, that for this phrase the software is considered non-free. As a consequence, hbase could not be included in the official Debian distribution but only in the contrib repository. I discussed this issue also with crockford, but he made it clear that he has no intention to change his license.

http://www.json.org lists several Java Json libraries. Maybe you could take another one with a more sane license text?

Yes, this issue is highly controversial and you'll most likely not spend the hours of work only because crockford and Debian are both bullheads.

Just keep this issue open as crockford-remembrance issue. May it help to fight the evil!

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  • Thomas Koch (JIRA) at Apr 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-2427?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

    Thomas Koch resolved HBASE-2427.
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    Resolution: Invalid

    I hoped I could transfer this issue to project chukwa, but this doesn't seem to work in jira.
    Replace JSON-licensed json dependencies
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    Key: HBASE-2427
    URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-2427
    Project: Hadoop HBase
    Issue Type: Task
    Affects Versions: 0.20.3
    Reporter: Thomas Koch
    Priority: Blocker
    Fix For: 0.20.4, 0.21.0


    HBase depends on agile-json, which includes the following phrase in its license:
    "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil."
    Debian-Legal advised me, that for this phrase the software is considered non-free. As a consequence, hbase could not be included in the official Debian distribution but only in the contrib repository. I discussed this issue also with crockford, but he made it clear that he has no intention to change his license.
    http://www.json.org lists several Java Json libraries. Maybe you could take another one with a more sane license text?
    Yes, this issue is highly controversial and you'll most likely not spend the hours of work only because crockford and Debian are both bullheads.
    Just keep this issue open as crockford-remembrance issue. May it help to fight the evil!
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