[vUDS Blueprint 13.10] MongoDB into Ubuntu main

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Apr 30 21:53:41 UTC 2013


On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 04:16:40 PM Robbie Williamson wrote:
> On 04/30/2013 03:54 PM, Scott Kitterman 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
> 
> Sorry, but I'm confused.  How do the *Debian* Free Software Guidelines,
> specifically #8 [1], apply to this thread?
> 
> -Robbie
> 
> [1]
> "#8 License Must Not Be Specific to Debian
> 
> The rights attached to the program must not depend on the program's
> being part of a Debian system. If the program is extracted from Debian
> and used or distributed without Debian but otherwise within the terms of
> the program's license, all parties to whom the program is redistributed
> should have the same rights as those that are granted in conjunction
> with the Debian system."

Because, as you surmised in the later mail, I wanted to point to the Ubuntu 
version and forgot where to find it.  Ubuntu archive policy and DFSG are close 
enough that for most discussions you can s/Debian/Ubuntu/ in your head and it 
works.

Scott K




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