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From Brett Porter <>
Subject Re: Sun products license
Date Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:13:35 GMT
This really doesn't change anything, AFAICT.

Most of the JARs are already open sourced under Glassfish (CDDL).

I suppose there may be some additional GPL'd ones in OpenJDK. But  
they'll only be the Java7 versions, which won't be released for a  
long time.

AFAIK, the license on the problematic old versions of JARs remains as  

- Brett

On 15/11/2006, at 8:31 PM, Steve Loughran wrote:

> easyproglife wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> As you may know, Sun has recently announced releasing Java  
>> products as
>> open-source.
>> See:
>> The question is if from now on, tools like ivy and maven would be  
>> able to
>> get Sun's artifacts freely and automatically?
>> Until recently, Sun required you to agree on their license prior  
>> to (manual)
>> downloading.
>> Do you think this is going to change?
>> If so, do you think we (as Ivy and Maven users) should ask sun to  
>> let the
>> tools download the artifacts automatically?
> This is probably a q. for the repository mail list.
> Once the artifacts get freed up, then yes, we should be able to  
> pull them down. There is a small m1 repository on that  
> serves up some of the javaEE stuff already.

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