following  it looks that the best options are currently either GSON or
i think GSON has smaller footprint and is more compact, but both are good
another criteria for choosing is: do they publish their APIs following semantic
versioning? otherwise we have the same dilemma as with guava.
for jackson this is the case, see
for gson i've not found a documentation, but it seems they follow it as well,
have not checked in detail.
>From: Robert Munteanu [mailto:rmunt...@adobe.com]
>Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 10:35 PM
>Subject: New JSON library
>The JSON license has been moved to 'Category X'  which means that we
>can no longer use the org.json library. This has been announced on the
>legal@ mailing list, please see  for the complete picture.
>We have until 30 Apr 2017 to remove all dependencies and inclusions of
>the org.json library. We may decide to do this earlier, of course.
>I think it's a good time to drive down the TEF  of Sling and move to
> using a more mainstream JSON library. I don't have a strong opinion on
>the replacement, but I added a couple of ideas at .
>Anyone with an opinion, do chime in :-)
>: Technical Exoticity Factory - I made it up on the spot