Bug 901765 - use of non-free code ( json license )
Summary: use of non-free code ( json license )
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rabbitmq-server
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Lemenkov
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal 901759
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-01-19 02:24 UTC by Michael S.
Modified: 2013-03-17 19:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: rabbitmq-server-3.0.4-1.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-03-17 19:54:00 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Michael S. 2013-01-19 02:24:21 UTC
According to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=692621

rabbitmq-server before the 3.0 release use a non-free license :

$ grep -r 'The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.' .
./plugins-src/rabbitmq-jsonrpc-channel/priv/www/json.js:The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.
./plugins-src/erlang-rfc4627-wrapper/erlang-rfc4627-git/test/server_root/htdocs/json.js:The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.

Comment 1 Peter Lemenkov 2013-01-19 19:45:22 UTC
Fortunately they switched to json2.js recently (which doesn't have this licensing clause).

Also please take a look:

* https://github.com/douglascrockford/JSON-js

It seems that Douglas Crockford finally relicensed it under a free license.

Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2013-01-19 19:50:43 UTC
If only Douglas would do the same for jsmin. :P

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-03-17 19:52:32 UTC
rabbitmq-server-3.0.4-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

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