[vUDS Blueprint 13.10] MongoDB into Ubuntu main
ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Apr 30 21:50:23 UTC 2013
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:08:21 PM Dave Walker wrote:
> 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.
Use of the system library exception for openssl is not permitted in Debian and
with a few document exceptions Ubuntu follows Debian policy for determining if
software is licensed appropriately for Main/Universe. Where is this difference
from Debian policy for Ubuntu documented?
I don't find it in what I would expect to be the relevant location of the
Ubuntu Policy Manual:
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