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  1. Samza
  2. SAMZA-1401

update NOTICE for 0.13.1 release with RocksDB BSD+patents license



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.13.1
    • Component/s: None
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      Based on the following email, we are updating the NOTICE accordingly:

      From: Chris Mattmann <mattmann@apache.org>
      Date: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 9:56 AM
      Subject: Facebook BSD+patents license and Apache products
      To: legal-discuss@apache.org


      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).
      Please see LEGAL-303 [1] 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 LEGAL-303
      and the detective work of Todd Lipcon:

      Samza, Flink, Marmotta, Kafka and Bahir

      (perhaps more)

      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 legal-discuss@a.o


      Chris Mattmann
      VP Legal Affairs


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                fredji Fred Ji
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