[rabbitmq-discuss] Freely licensed specs
simon at rabbitmq.com
Wed Apr 24 16:40:08 BST 2013
On 24/04/13 16:16, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> I am a Debian developer, and as you may know Debian is pretty strict on
> licensing issues.
We're very aware of that! And we have tried to be careful around
> Some AMQP-related tools and libraries require the AMQP specs available
> at build- or runtime. For plain AMQP there are BSD-licensed "stripped"
> specs available, but it seems your derived specs are available only
> licensed with the Debian-incompatible AMQP license :-(
That's not entirely true; the extended spec which the RabbitMQ server
and official (and many unofficial) clients actually use:
However, I notice that the extended spec available from
http://www.rabbitmq.com/protocol.html is only available in an
AMQP-licensed version. Was that what you were talking about?
Anyway, we should correct that...
> This issue is pretty serious, it seems: Some existing AMQP-related
> Debian packages are at risk of being removed from Debian if this is not
...but to know how high a priority to give producing such a spec I would
need to know if any packages in Debian are currently using the
AMQP-licensed extended XML spec. Can you tell me which packages these
are? I can't get anything useful out of bugs.debian.org :-(
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