I’m confused by some of the advertising/feedback I’m seeing about the licensing for Dremio CE.
For example, in a 17’ post: https://community.dremio.com/t/where-can-i-download-the-latest-code/487, there is a comment that:
Please note that our GitHub repository only contains code under open source licenses, whereas the community edition contains some extra modules free to use (but not open-source).
But on the Dremio edition comparison screen it very clearly labels the Community Edition as being “Apache 2.0” https://www.dremio.com/enterprise-edition/.
If you go download the CE edition from the Dremio website, it has a licenses folder; a perfect place to sort all of this out. But it fails to do so in my opinion:
- LICENSE - A standard Apache 2.0 License
- LICENSES_FOR_DEPENDENCIES.md - Includes licenses for many dependencies, some of them Dremio, but does not mention the “free to use” libraries such as “dremio-ce-jdbc-plugin”, or any of the “dremio-ce-*” plugins.
If you dig a round a bit, you’ll find a
3rdparty folder under
jars, this would be another good place to put libraries that maybe don’t follow the Apache 2.0 license, and indeed there are a few Dremio jar files in this folder, but it does not include any of the
dremio-ce*.jar files, these are in the main jars directory.
Are the dremio-ce-*.jar files Apache 2.0 licensed? If not, please read the post after all, if they are, where is the source code?