[vUDS Blueprint 13.10] MongoDB into Ubuntu main

James Page james.page at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 30 19:30:09 UTC 2013

On 30/04/13 20:22, Clint Byrum wrote:
> 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.

Agreed - I'm preparing an upload for 2.4.3 for saucy - I'll add in some 
comments to debian/copyright.

But to be clear - my objective is broader than Ubuntu - I would like to 
see the licensing exception granted in the stock MongoDB license.



James Page
Ubuntu Core Developer
Debian Maintainer
james.page at ubuntu.com

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