Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: 0.13.1
Based on the following email, we are updating the NOTICE accordingly:
From: Chris Mattmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 9:56 AM
Subject: Facebook BSD+patents license and Apache products
As some of you may know, recently the Facebook BSD+patents license has been
moved to Category X (https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved#category-x).
LEGAL-303  for a discussion of this. The license is also referred
to as the ROCKSDB license, even though Facebook BSD+patents is its more
industry standard name.
This has impacted some projects, to date based on
and the detective work of Todd Lipcon:
Samza, Flink, Marmotta, Kafka and Bahir
Please take notice of the following policy:
o No new project, sub-project or codebase, which has not
used Facebook BSD+patents 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,
you have a temporary exclusion from the Cat-X classification thru
August 31, 2017. At that point in time, ANY and ALL usage
of these Facebook BSD+patents 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.
Also please note that in the 2nd situation (where a temporary
exclusion has been granted), you MUST ensure that NOTICE explicitly
notifies the end-user that a Facebook BSD+patents licensed artifact exists. They
may not be aware of it up to now, and that MUST be addressed.
If there are any questions, please ask on the email@example.com
VP Legal Affairs