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From "Nick Burch (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (TIKA-1804) Tika use no free json.org
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2016 23:51:58 GMT

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Nick Burch commented on TIKA-1804:
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Ted Dunning has produced a hopefully drop-in replacement (based on a suitable library I believe,
with method signatures tweaked). We could give this a try, and check everything passes - might
be quicker and easier than swapping the whole json implementation...

{code}
<dependency>
  <groupId>com.tdunning</groupId>
  <artifactId>json</artifactId>
  <version>1.0</version>
</dependency>
{code}

Could someone try that and see if all unit tests still pass?

> Tika use no free json.org
> -------------------------
>
>                 Key: TIKA-1804
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-1804
>             Project: Tika
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: gil cattaneo
>
> Hi
> Your project is licensed under Apache License Version 2,
> but your code pulls in code from json.org under Douglas Crockford’s bad licence [1]
, and is non-free [2].
> Such usage restriction makes the license incompatible with The Open Source Definition
and
> The Free Software Definition. Because Tika binary distribution includes this software,
> it effectively becomes proprietary software itself.
> You may also comment that the json.org license is valid for You but for many Linux distributions
it is not acceptable.
> I hope to continue to maintain Tika for Fedora, without having to run into these problems.
> Please try to replace it with one of the many free alternatives.
> Regards
> [1]
> ./tika-1.11/tika-parsers/src/main/java/org/apache/tika/parser/journal/GrobidRESTParser.java
> ./tika-1.11/tika-parsers/src/main/java/org/apache/tika/parser/journal/JournalParser.java
> ./tika-1.11/tika-parsers/src/main/java/org/apache/tika/parser/journal/TEIParser.java
> [2]
> https://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/jsonevil
> http://www.sonatype.com/people/2012/03/use-json-well-youd-better-not-be-evil/
> http://tanguy.ortolo.eu/blog/article46/json-license



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