[rabbitmq-discuss] Freely licensed specs

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Thu Apr 25 10:56:21 BST 2013

On 24/04/13 18:27, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Simon MacMullen (2013-04-24 17:40:08)
>> That's not entirely true; the extended spec which the RabbitMQ server
>> and official (and many unofficial) clients actually use:
>> http://hg.rabbitmq.com/rabbitmq-codegen/file/bbf467c98a21/amqp-rabbitmq-0.9.1.json
>> is BSD-licensed.
> Ah, so it exists, just well hidden.

Yeah, we should probably point to that from 

> As I wrote in my P.S. I believe to have those specs prepared for you
> already - just needs proof-reading and formal hand-over (from your side
> only: I need no credit, but your license doesn't allow my editing so you
> need to permit me that explicitly, I believe).

If you don't mind sending me what you've got that would be handy.

> Now that I inspected more closely it turns out that only a single
> package - qpid-python - is in violation - and then not your derived
> specs but original ones.

OK, phew.

> Even if not so serious after all, still relevant for my needs: The Perl
> module [AnyEvent::RabbitMQ] ships with your published XML.  I will get
> in touch with the author and suggest using your JSON instead...

It's probably easier for them to wait for a DFSG-free XML than change to 
JSON. We should get one sorted out in a week or so (hands are full with 
getting 3.1.0 out though so it might not be immediate since packages 
aren't on the verge of being ejected from Debian...)

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, VMware

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