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From Stian Soiland-Reyes <st...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Update on Apache Toree and LGPL dependency
Date Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:13:46 GMT
I know software licensing can be a difficult thing to investigate, not
to mention change!

So very well done for managing to influence another open source
project!  Apache projects don't live in isolation, and participating
in the wider community is also an important aspect of open
development.

I guess this might also be a good opportunity to promote Apache Toree
within 0MQ community :)


On 3 March 2016 at 14:58, Gino Bustelo <gino@bustelos.com> wrote:
> Wanted to give folks an update on our progress with dealing with JeroMQ, an
> LGPL package that enables us to communicate via 0MQ. The 0MQ community is
> very aware of the issues with LGPL (LGPLv3 + static link exception) and it
> is their intention to try to move projects to MPL v2. This is not an easy
> task depending on the age and size of the projects.
>
> Apache Toree's API access point is through the 0MQ transport layer (using
> JeroMQ) and that is how Apache Toree connects out-of-the-box with Jupyter,
> a very common way of consuming Apache Toree that is already in production.
>
> At this point, the JeroMQ project is still released under LGPL, but our
> team initiated communications in mid-February with members of the JeroMQ
> community to begin their transition to MPL v2 (
> https://github.com/zeromq/jeromq/issues/326). The JeroMQ community reacted
> very positively and quickly began the process of collecting votes from
> their committers (https://github.com/zeromq/jeromq/issues/327). After 15
> days, the current tally stands at 26 out of 32 committers have agreed to
> switch license.
>
> Apache Toree has a JIRA (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TOREE-262)
> where we keep all the relevant links and update with the latest
> information. As that process is underway, we will move forward with plans
> to release a 0.1.0 version of Apache Toree based on the precedence set by
> Apache Mynewt (
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201602.mbox/%3C5F118AA0-4ADA-403B-A6EB-4A85F0B30651%40me.com%3E
> ).
>
> Thanks,
> Gino



-- 
Stian Soiland-Reyes
Apache Taverna (incubating), Apache Commons RDF (incubating)
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718

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