[vUDS Blueprint 13.10] MongoDB into Ubuntu main

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Apr 30 20:54:56 UTC 2013

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 08:13:42 PM 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*.

You'll have to.  If the license is Ubuntu specific, it has to go in multiverse.  
See DFSG #8.

Scott K

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