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From Bruce Snyder <>
Subject Re: license for javax.jms... and classes distributed with main activemq jar?
Date Tue, 01 Dec 2009 19:37:25 GMT
On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 9:32 AM, Marshall Schor <> wrote:
> Hi -
> We're trying to figure out how to properly license a distribution where we
> are including the apache-activemq-x.x.x.jar.
> This jar includes javax.jms... and classes.
> Are these licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, or is a separate license
> needed for them?  I couldn't find any information in the license file in the
> binary distribution for these files, which appear to be part of the J2EE
> java platform.

Those spec implementations are from the Geronimo specs project
( and utilize the
Apache License 2.0. As Gary pointed out, the spec
classes come from the geronimo-j2ee-management impl here:

And the javax.jms spec classes come from the geronimo-jms impl here:

See the LICENSE files for each project in the SVN repo URLs above.

The spec classes appear to be part of the J2EE platform because
they're interfaces for J2EE/Java EE specs which  were implemented by
the Geronimo team and are licensed using the Apache License. All of
which is 100% legal.

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