MongoDB Wire Protocol Specification is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. So as per the license, we may not use or adapt this material for any commercial purpose, such as to create a commercial database or database-as-a-service offering.
Legal questions based on aforementioned matter:
- Is Microsoft breaching law/rules as per CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license by using MongoDB wire protocol as a part of CosmosDB offering?
- Can MongoDB Inc. take legal action against MS Corp. on this ground?
- What would be the repercussions (fine amount etc.) on MS Corp. if hypothetically, it loses the lawsuit?