[vUDS Blueprint 13.10] MongoDB into Ubuntu main

Clint Byrum clint at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 30 19:22:56 UTC 2013


On 2013-04-30 12:13, James Page wrote:
> Hi Clint
> On 30/04/13 18:38, Clint Byrum wrote:
>> So, one could argue that the current Ubuntu packages, which do link
>> mongodb to OpenSSL, are violating the AGPL license. There is of 
>> course
>> the special exception for system libraries, but that requires that 
>> one
>> prove OpenSSL is "a major essential component of the specific 
>> operating
>> system on which the executable work runs". Not a huge stretch, but 
>> one
>> that Debian has been reluctant to make.
> I raised this directly with 10gen last cycle; they granted Ubuntu a
> license exception so that we could enable SSL support with OpenSSL.
> I want to see if we can get this generically expanded to support 
> *everyone*.
> 

Nice. Where are license exceptions documented? Seems like they should 
be at the very least distributed along with MongoDB's source code.





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