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  1. Tika
  2. TIKA-1804

Tika use no free json.org

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Blocker
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.16
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      Hi
      Your project is licensed under Apache License Version 2,
      but your code pulls in code from json.org under Douglas Crockford’s bad licence [1] , and is non-free [2].
      Such usage restriction makes the license incompatible with The Open Source Definition and
      The Free Software Definition. Because Tika binary distribution includes this software,
      it effectively becomes proprietary software itself.
      You may also comment that the json.org license is valid for You but for many Linux distributions it is not acceptable.

      I hope to continue to maintain Tika for Fedora, without having to run into these problems.

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

      Regards

      [1]
      ./tika-1.11/tika-parsers/src/main/java/org/apache/tika/parser/journal/GrobidRESTParser.java
      ./tika-1.11/tika-parsers/src/main/java/org/apache/tika/parser/journal/JournalParser.java
      ./tika-1.11/tika-parsers/src/main/java/org/apache/tika/parser/journal/TEIParser.java

      [2]
      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

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              Reporter:
              puntogil gil cattaneo

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