[linux-elitists] Spooky (license) action at a distance?

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Thu Mar 28 16:11:32 PDT 2013

Q: So, what license is Hadoop under?

A: Apache v2!  It must be true, I read it on

Q: So that's a non-reciprocal license allowing for
proprietary deriviative works?

A: You know it, man!

(enter Pedantic License Guy)

PLG: Au contraire!  Google's Open Patent Non-Assertion
Pledge "does not apply to any infringement of the
Pledged Patents by hardware or by software that is
not Free or Open Source Software."

Q: So Hadoop is actually under reciprocal licensing

A: Software licensing is hard.  Let's play "Ticket
To Ride."

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