Licensing of Elasticsearch Dependencies

(James Baker) #1

I'm working on a software project that outputs data into Elasticsearch, making it searchable. I want to release my project under the ASL2 license (as Elasticsearch is).

However, when I include Elasticsearch as a Maven dependency, I also get the JTS Topology Suite as a sub dependency. The JTS Topology Suite is licensed under the LGPL, and I didn't think the two licenses were compatible?

Could someone clarify what the situation is, and what steps I need to take when I release my project so that I can include Elasticsearch and it's dependencies without straying into dodgy legal territory?

(system) #2

(Luca Cavanna) #3

the JTS dependency is marked optional. You can exclude it, release without it and everything will work fine apart from the geo features that rely on JTS.