[vUDS Blueprint 13.10] MongoDB into Ubuntu main

Dave Walker davewalker at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 30 21:08:21 UTC 2013

On 30 April 2013 21:54, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
> 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


You raise a valid concern, but I feel it is unfounded.

Clint made reference to the exception for system libraries.  The
agreement that James makes reference to is an additional assurance
that we wanted to obtain.  However, for Ubuntu package licence
distribution it is not relevant and is specifically not a an
additional licence.

Thanks for your concern.

Kind Regards,
Dave Walker

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