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  1. ActiveMQ Artemis
  2. ARTEMIS-565

Artemis use no free json.org

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.4.0, 2.2.0
    • Component/s: None
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:

      Linux all

      Description

      Hi,
      Fedora [1] is a popular distribution of the Linux operating system, and
      we wish to include the latest version of ActiveMQ Artemis [2] in our OS.
      Fedora only contains Free and Open Source licensed works.

      Your project is licensed under Apache License Version 2,
      but your code pulls in code from json.org under Douglas Crockford’s bad licence [3], and is non-free [4].
      Such usage restriction makes the license incompatible with The Open Source Definition and
      The Free Software Definition. Because ActiveMQ Artemis binary distribution includes this software,
      it effectively becomes proprietary software itself.

      You may also comment that the json.org license is valid for You [5] but for many Linux distributions it is not acceptable.

      Hoping in the future to be able to use ActiveMQ Artemis in Fedora, without having to run into this problem.

      Please try to replace it with one of the many free alternatives.

      Regards

      [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Project_Wiki
      [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1343063

      [3]
      ./artemis-core-client/src/main/java/org/apache/activemq/artemis/utils/json/JSONArray.java
      ./artemis-core-client/src/main/java/org/apache/activemq/artemis/utils/json/JSONException.java
      ./artemis-core-client/src/main/java/org/apache/activemq/artemis/utils/json/JSONObject.java
      ./artemis-core-client/src/main/java/org/apache/activemq/artemis/utils/json/JSONString.java
      ./artemis-core-client/src/main/java/org/apache/activemq/artemis/utils/json/JSONTokener.java

      [4]
      https://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/jsonevil
      http://www.sonatype.com/people/2012/03/use-json-well-youd-better-not-be-evil/
      http://tanguy.ortolo.eu/blog/article46/json-license

      [5] http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#json

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                Reporter:
                puntogil gil cattaneo
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