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Licensing of Free Splunk-built Apps

rjthibod
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This is somewhat related to this question: https://answers.splunk.com/answers/551786/governance-and-licensing-for-add-on-builder-develo.html. Pinging @rpille_splunk since they gave the answer there.

Many of the Splunk-built apps (Splunk 6.x Dsashboard Examples, Splunk Custom Vizs, etc.) have the scary Splunk Software License Agreement (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/legal/splunk-software-license-agreement.html) listed on Splunkbase. If you look at the internals of these apps, some have no license or copyright listed but others will actually say that they are licensed under MIT (e.g., Timeline and Parallel Coordinates Custom Viz apps).

Following from the question linked above, is the intention that the widely distributed free apps like the Splunk 6.x Dashboards Example app should be under MIT or the new Splunk App EULA (https://www.splunk.com/en_us/legal/splunk-app-end-user-license-agreement.html) or something else?

Many of the JS files in the Splunk 6.x Dashboards Examples app have been used or referenced in other non-Splunk apps, and it would be great to have some clarity on what kind of open-source rights are on these common, free apps.

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rpille_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Update:
The Splunk Dashboards Examples app has been updated to use the Splunk App End User License Agreement in the new release for 7.1.0.

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rpille_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Update:
The Splunk Dashboards Examples app has been updated to use the Splunk App End User License Agreement in the new release for 7.1.0.

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rjthibod
Champion

Thank you.

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rpille_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Thanks for this question, rjthibod. We're looking into it and will post an answer soon.

rjthibod
Champion

Thought so. Many thanks.

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rjthibod
Champion

Any more updates on this? The 7.0 version of the Dashboards Examples app came up, and it still looks like it has the same license agreement.

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rpille_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

We're still working on this. Thanks for checking back in.

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rjthibod
Champion

Any more news or developments on this effort?

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rpille_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

We're working on making the license change for an upcoming release of the dashboard examples app. Thanks for your patience.

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