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Documentation error: RedisSearch is not open source #518

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ddevault opened this Issue Oct 16, 2018 · 10 comments

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ddevault commented Oct 16, 2018

https://oss.redislabs.com/redisearch/

RediSearch is a an open-source Full-Text and Secondary Index engine over Redis

The Apache 2.0 license modified with the Commons Clause is not an open-source license.

The wording in most of the documentation is outdated, such as this page which claims RedisML is AGPL:

https://oss.redislabs.com/redisml/

Or this page, which implies the projects listed there are all open source:

https://redislabs.com/community/oss-projects/

I assume you don't want me to spam a bunch of your bug trackers with these tickets, so I'll leave it to just this one for now.

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itamarhaber commented Oct 16, 2018

Hello @SirCmpwn

Thanks for pointing out the errors and inaccuracies, there is indeed no need for additional issues to be opened for them.

We are reviewing these matters and will update with regards to respective developments. Keeping issue this open until then.

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ddevault commented Oct 16, 2018

Thanks, much appreciated.

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ddevault commented Oct 29, 2018

Bump.

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kfogel commented Oct 30, 2018

@SirCmpwn's point is pretty straightforward and, I hope, non-controversial. Obviously it doesn't take much time to remove the words "open source" from some web pages, but possibly by "reviewing these matters" you meant that you're reviewing the licensing decisions themselves, rather than merely how to describe them. Either way, I hope this issue hasn't been back-burnered.

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itamarhaber commented Oct 30, 2018

I can not confirm or deny any of the above, but I can say it hasn't been back-burnered :)

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ddevault commented Oct 30, 2018

I understand that it may take time to complete your work on moving to the new license, deciding to stay there, or whatever else you have in mind. But I think you should prioritize removing dishonest statements from your marketing material and documentation. I don't think that dishonestly is a trait you would want to be known for.

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kfogel commented Oct 30, 2018

Glad to hear that, @itamarhaber :-).

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brennanfee commented Oct 31, 2018

This has got to be fixed in order to actually be open source. The Redis modules site explicitly states, "Only modules under an OSI approved license are listed here." Commons Clause IS NOT OSI APPROVED.

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ddevault commented Nov 6, 2018

bump.

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julianfoad commented Nov 28, 2018

@itamarhaber Hello. Please could you let us know about any progress or hold-up?

The Redis modules site at https://redis.io/modules still has the error that @brennanfee pointed out.

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